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"Noir is a genre from the 40s and 50s that features hardboiled cynical heroes, femme fatale, and bleak, sleazy settings. These anime either take place in 40s and 50s, or are considered Neo-Noir: titles that combine elements of Noir in a modern or futuristic setting."
"South Korean cinema is a wild, confounding hydra. There is the art house fare winning accolades at international festivals; the steady flow of mainstream, industry-approved movies filling theaters; and the boundless riches of a genre cinema that never ceases to astound. Of course, these types of movies most assuredly overlap as well. South Korean crime films, in particular, are an arsenic-laced delight. Expect investigations proceeding on rainslick streets at night; elaborately choreographed gun duels and all-out brawls with everyday items; and entangled relationships among friends, lovers, and enemies. That’s not all; these tales of crime and woe frequently mutate, becoming something else, mixing their DNA with strands of action, thrillers, police procedurals, comedy, and that staple of Korean cinema: melodrama. By the new millenium, Korean crime films became stranger, bloodier, and more uncontainable, rivaling Hong Kong and Japan for singular genre output. This survey is simply a guide, a sample platter of the delectable works in Korean film history. It shines a spotlight on both landmark films and deepcuts from the 1950s to the ‘00s."
Korean Noir, Illuminating the Dark Side of Society presents key films whose ‘noirness’ has generated critical debate. The programme hopes to offer an overview of how Korean film noir from different periods has adopted and/or paid homage to the canon of film noir whilst at the same time reflecting the particular conventions of Korean culture and its cinema.
*Article posted on July 26, 2017
"Film noir was a staple of cinema from the 1940s to the late 50’s. Many of these films were cheesy or overly melodramatic, but also many gems were made that are considered some of the best films ever made. As the years waned on, film noir evolved into neo-noir with films that were more edgy and violently graphic.
Recently, the neo-noir genre has seen its share of some of the most interesting and captivating films to grace the silver screen. Here are the 20 best neo-noir movies released in the past five years."
Film gris (French for "grey film"), a term coined by Thom Andersen, is a type of film noir which categorizes a unique series of films that were released between 1947 and 1951. They came in the context of the first wave of the communist investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Film noir is not a clearly defined genre. Therefore the composition of this list may be controversial. Due to the fact that the 1940s and 1950s are universally regarded as the "classic period" of American film noir, films released prior to 1940 are listed under the caption "Precursors / Early noir-like films". Films released after 1959 should generally only be listed in the list of neo-noir titles.