describes it as a movement; *Jon Tuska says that ‘noir is both a screen style and a perspective on human existence and society’ A film noir will always be very dark and shot in cold rainy cities with very limited palette other than greys, blacks and whites. They are usually shot in city underside locations at night. The narratives are frequently complex, there will be voice overs and flash backs often adding to the maze like and confusing. You rarely know where the story
appearances. Exteriors were often urban night scenes with deep shadows, wet asphalt, dark alleyways, rain-slicked or mean streets, and flashing neon lights. Story locations were often in murky and dark streets, dimly lit apartments and hotel rooms of big cities, or abandoned warehouses. All of these stylistic elements served to disorient the spectators and create a mood of uneasiness, alienation, and loneliness in the movies. The dark and uneasy visual expression of the film noirs emphasizes the themes.