what does 'neo noir' mean when describing movies based on their genre?

" Desperate Hours is a 1990 American neo-noir suspense action thriller film, and a remake of the 1955 William Wyler crime drama of the same title. Both films are based on the 1954 novel by Joseph Hayes, who also co-wrote the script for this film with Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal.  "

Can you give me other examples of movies which embody this genre perfectly ?

3 Answers

  • snafu
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Noir is French for black, a film style dark in tone.

    Neo noir, the new black film noir.  Films like Se7en and The Usual Suspects I’d consider new or neo noir.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Noir films usually feature a hard-boiled detective, desperate dames or femme fatales and some sort of crime in a dirty, darkly lit cityscape. Think Maltese Falcon, the Third Man, Rebecca, Stranger on the Third Floor, the Human Beast, the Big Sleep, the Lady From Shanghai.

    Neo noir would just mean new or done nowadays. A revival of the classic film style of noir itself.  Chinatown. Bound. Palmetto. Mulholland Falls. The Usual Suspects. Reservoir Dogs. Blood Simple. Blue Velvet. Seven. Blade Runner would be about the most perfect example here. 

  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sin City              

    Basically any movie about a hard boiled detective in a crime ridden metro city. 

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