Genre Is The Best Approach For The Academic Study Of Hollywood Film Texts

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Film noirs tend to include chiaroscuro lighting and they are using high contrast images to present the characters in the movie. For example, they tend to feature characters in a troublesome situations and making choices out of desperation. ‘Double Indemnity (1944)’ is an example of the film to represent in film noir because this movie enables to fit in the conventions which is using character types of femme fatale, rain and neon sign, use of mirrors and frames...
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It is also generally because of sexual attraction and in the end both male character and the femme fatale are punished or even killed for their actions. However, I do not think that genre is the best approach for the academic study of Hollywood film (film noir) texts because not all typical of the film noir are able to fit in the six conventions...
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