What makes film noir?
- Black and white. So much better than technicolor.
- A female who is "complex" and usually in control and ready to let the male protagonist suffer if he needs to. She's not a good girl.
- The male star usually dies at the end, or doesn't really get what he wants.
- Always about crime.
- There are lots of plot twists and turns.
- They exude the post WWII urban landscape.