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Favorite films noir

Monday, May 2, 2011

For May, CineVerse asks the question: What is the greatest film noir movie ever made? Register your vote before the end of the month by participating in our online poll, which can be found in the left sidebar at the top of our Web page (

For the uninitiated, film noir, according to Wikipedia, is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Depression.

By the way, here are the results of March's poll, which queried: What is the most overrated Best Picture Oscar winner of all time?
  • Oliver (30%)
  • Ordinary People (15%)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (15%)
  • The King's Speech (15%)

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