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What We're Reading: Neon Noir Is the Dopest Film Genre You've Never Heard Of

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 15, 2020

Influenced by German Expressionism, film noir has been used to show a cynical outlook on life since the 1930s. In 1959, film noir got an update. As Technicolor made its way into films, neo-noir began to play with the color pallet and moved further away from the shadows. Now, notes NoFilmSchool, there is neon-noir, which blends existential trauma and highly stylized visualizations. “Unlike film noir and neo-noir, the world of neon-noir films is accompanied by a loud electronic score, neon text plastered over scenes, all with a ‘hero’ experiencing urban isolation,” explains NFS.

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