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22nd Jul '16 1:48:03 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/BloodAndWine'' (1996)
14th Jul '16 12:19:03 AM PaulA
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': One of Calvin's {{Alter Ego}}s/{{Imagine Spot}}s follows the adventures of a very noir-ish private investigator called Tracer Bullet.

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': One of Calvin's {{Alter Ego}}s/{{Imagine {{Imagine Spot}}s follows the adventures of a very noir-ish private investigator called Tracer Bullet.
7th Jul '16 2:55:07 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''VideoGame/{{Blackout}}'', an AdventureGame that combines Noir with PsychologicalHorror and puppets.
29th Jun '16 8:08:41 AM mrnickname
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Attempts to revive this style leads to Neo-Noir, which with some exceptions, tends to {{Flanderization}} - The tone and outlook ''must'' be [[DarkerAndEdgier bleak]], [[CrapsackWorld defeatist]], and [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism pessimistic]] -- it always ''suggests'' a sliminess beyond what it can [[CensorshipBureau show]]. Nobody gets what they want, and [[LaserGuidedKarma everyone gets what's coming to them]]. Characters are often armed -- [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]], [[HandCannon Colt 1911s]], and if they need MoreDakka, tommy guns. They'll probably wear a [[NiceHat Fedora or trilby hat]] with a [[BadassLongcoat trench coat]]. Frequently the ending will be [[{{Anticlimax}} low-key]] and [[DownerEnding leave no one character happy or fulfilled]]. Commonly, there is also a great deal of [[BelligerentSexualTension sexual tension]] between the hero and the female lead; Noir stories are quite risqué. The original Film Noir era followed the [[CensorshipBureau Hays Code]], so the odds of a female lead removing her clothing are minimal. This applies to modern versions; [[{{Fanservice}} gratuitous nudity]] or scenes of excessive violence are [[GoryDiscretionShot hinted at]] [[SexyDiscretionShot rather than portrayed.]] It is often what is ''not'' seen that adds to the mystery and suspense.

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Attempts to revive this style leads to Neo-Noir, which with some exceptions, tends to {{Flanderization}} - The tone and outlook ''must'' be [[DarkerAndEdgier bleak]], [[CrapsackWorld defeatist]], and [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism pessimistic]] -- it always ''suggests'' a sliminess beyond what it can [[CensorshipBureau show]]. Nobody gets what they want, and [[LaserGuidedKarma everyone gets what's coming to them]]. Characters are often armed -- [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]], revolvers]][[note]]Especially [[PintSizePowerHouse Snubnosed .38's]] if you're a cop or a [[FemmeFatale dame.]][[/note]], [[HandCannon Colt 1911s]], and if they need MoreDakka, tommy guns. Also, no self-respecting FilmNoir thug will be seen without his [[PowerFist brass knuckles.]] They'll probably wear a [[NiceHat Fedora or trilby hat]] with a [[BadassLongcoat trench coat]]. Frequently the ending will be [[{{Anticlimax}} low-key]] and [[DownerEnding leave no one character happy or fulfilled]]. Commonly, there is also a great deal of [[BelligerentSexualTension sexual tension]] between the hero and the female lead; Noir stories are quite risqué. The original Film Noir era followed the [[CensorshipBureau Hays Code]], so the odds of a female lead removing her clothing are minimal. This applies to modern versions; [[{{Fanservice}} gratuitous nudity]] or scenes of excessive violence are [[GoryDiscretionShot hinted at]] [[SexyDiscretionShot rather than portrayed.]] It is often what is ''not'' seen that adds to the mystery and suspense.
24th Jun '16 7:47:10 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/BodyDouble'' (1984)
19th Jun '16 7:26:45 AM mirisu92
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* WrongSideOfTheTracks
17th Jun '16 4:31:28 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/DeadReckoning'' (1947). Two paratroopers return from WorldWarII and learn they are about to receive medals for their honorable service. Johnny Drake seems terrified of the notion that his picture will appear in the press and attempts to disappear. His incinerated corpse is later discovered, though his death is deemed accidental. His surviving friend Warren Murdock is not convinced. He wants to know what caused his friend to disappear and why the man was killed. Murdock soon finds himself framed for murder and caught in a web of intrigue, dating to the years before the War. Coral "Dusty" Chandler, the FemmeFatale of the film, is considered among the most notable examples in the genre, and is often discussed in reviews of misogynistic elements in films noir. Several film critics insist there is a HomoeroticSubtext in the relationship between Drake and Murdoch, which gets the film frequently included in reviews of gender identity in film noir.

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* ''Film/DeadReckoning'' (1947). Two paratroopers return from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and learn they are about to receive medals for their honorable service. Johnny Drake seems terrified of the notion that his picture will appear in the press and attempts to disappear. His incinerated corpse is later discovered, though his death is deemed accidental. His surviving friend Warren Murdock is not convinced. He wants to know what caused his friend to disappear and why the man was killed. Murdock soon finds himself framed for murder and caught in a web of intrigue, dating to the years before the War. Coral "Dusty" Chandler, the FemmeFatale of the film, is considered among the most notable examples in the genre, and is often discussed in reviews of misogynistic elements in films noir. Several film critics insist there is a HomoeroticSubtext in the relationship between Drake and Murdoch, which gets the film frequently included in reviews of gender identity in film noir.
6th Jun '16 1:14:55 PM RobbSony3
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* ''VideoGame/LANoire'' (2011) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fittingly enough]].
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' (2001) - Also [[Film/MaxPayne a movie]].
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' (2005), [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV IV]] (2008) and [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV V]] (2013) (on the "heist" variation).



* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' (2001) - Also [[Film/MaxPayne a movie]]



* ''VideoGame/LANoire'' (2011) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fittingly enough]].
6th Jun '16 12:58:44 PM RobbSony3
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* EverybodySmokes / SmokingIsCool

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4th Jun '16 9:13:08 PM gewunomox
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* {{Ultravox}}'s breakthrough hit "Vienna" was heavily influenced by film noir themes. The music video in particular was inspired by ''The Third Man''.

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* {{Ultravox}}'s Music/{{Ultravox}}'s breakthrough hit "Vienna" was heavily influenced by film noir themes. The music video in particular was inspired by ''The Third Man''.
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