Noir is a “genre” in literature, comics, or cinema that is very difficult to define in any specific framework. Since, this concept is rather vague, so to understand the essence of this style, it is necessary to understand all its aspects.
In simple words, noir is a specific “genre” of creativity, which is visually characterized by dark tones, cruelty and depressive atmosphere.
The word “noir” comes from French and literally translates as “black”. In the context of cinema, it has a definition – “black cinema”. And it was the French who introduced this concept for the category films different from all the others, a large number of dark shots and cynicism in the storyline.
Even about the term noir itself, critics cannot agree on whether it is a genre or visual style which sets the tone and mood of the piece.
It should be noted that these criteria are very conditional, for example, a noir movie may not be black and white, but color. As all art noir develops, there is “late noir”, “neo-noir” in which some signs are replaced by others.
A battered detective with a tough temper and a drinking problem works in a city full of vices. A fatal woman comes to him with a monstrous problem that threatens death. Then the ups and downs begin with the investigation, tense situations, an abundance of violence and unpredictable plot twists. Most often, this does not end with a happy ending, and there will be a dramatic denouement in the finale.
Now, this style is not used very often, but movies filmed in this genre find their fans and connoisseurs.