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Film Noir Lighting Techniques

This demonstration video helps explain the concepts behind the very well known style of lighting called film noir.
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What is Film Noir? | film noir

What is Film Noir? | film noir | VCE 2013 Drama | Scoop.it
Between the Great Depression and the start of the Cold War, Hollywood went noir, reflecting the worldly, weary, wised-up under current of midcentury America.
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Film noir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Film noir (French pronunciation: ​[film nwaʁ]; English: /fɪlm nwɑɹ/) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression.

The term film noir, French for "black film,"[1] first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in 1946, was unrecognized by most American film industry professionals of that era.[2] Cinema historians and critics defined the category retrospectively. Before the notion was widely adopted in the 1970s, many of the classic films noirs were referred to as melodramas.[a] Whether film noir qualifies as a distinct genre is a matter of ongoing debate among scholars.

Film noir encompasses a range of plots: the central figure may be a private eye (The Big Sleep), a plainclothes policeman (The Big Heat), an aging boxer (The Set-Up), a hapless grifter (Night and the City), a law-abiding citizen lured into a life of crime (Gun Crazy), or simply a victim of circumstance (D.O.A.). Although film noir was originally associated with American productions, films now so described have been made around the world. Many pictures released from the 1960s onward share attributes with film noir of the classical period, and often treat its conventions self-referentially. Some refer to such latter-day works as neo-noir. The clichés of film noir have inspired parody since the mid-1940s.

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The Real Hell's Kitchen: The shocking truth about flamboyant TV chef Fanny Cradock

She abandoned her children, had two bigamous marriages and neglected her dying husband ...a shocking new book reveals the truth about Fanny Cradock, the original TV chef
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Fanny Cradock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey (26 February 1909 – 27 December 1994), better known as Fanny Cradock, was an English restaurant critic, television cook and writer frequently appearing on television, at cookery demonstrations and in print with Major Johnnie Cradock who played the part of a slightly bumbling husband.

Fanny Cradock came to the attention of the public in the dowdy post-war years of the 1950s, championing the aspiring housewife, and an exotic approach to cooking.[1] She famously worked in various ball-gowns without the customary cook’s apron, averring that women should feel cooking was easy and enjoyable, rather than messy and intimidating.[2]

In her early anonymous role as a food critic, working with Major Cradock under the name of ‘Bon Viveur’,[3] Fanny introduced the public to unusual dishes from France and Italy, popularising the pizza in England.[4] She is also credited as the originator of the Prawn Cocktail. She and Johnny worked together on a touring cookery show, sponsored by the Gas Council, to show how gas could be used easily in the kitchen, and as their fame increased, Fanny’s shows transferred to television, where she enjoyed 20 years of success.[5]

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The books have been burning - World - CBC News

The books have been burning - World - CBC News | VCE 2013 Drama | Scoop.it
A look at the long history of book burnings stretching back to ancient times.
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Middle Ages for Kids - Medieval Europe

Middle Ages for Kids - Medieval Europe | VCE 2013 Drama | Scoop.it
Middle Ages for Kids - What did people do in the Middle Ages? What did people wear in the Middle Ages? Where did people sleep in the Middle Ages?
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Elements of Film Noir

Film Noir, derived from the French term meaning 'black film,' is a style and approach to the production of many classic black and white Hollywood crime movies.
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HowStuffWorks "5 Film Noir Photography Tips"

HowStuffWorks "5 Film Noir Photography Tips" | VCE 2013 Drama | Scoop.it
Film noir photography adds high drama with dim light. See these five film noir photography tips to improve your photography.
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Film Noir Studies

Film noir essays, glossary, timeline and links. Featuring No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film Noir, Film Noir’s Progressive Portrayal of Women, and other essays by John Blaser.
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Riddle on the sands

Riddle on the sands | VCE 2013 Drama | Scoop.it
In 1948, a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach. Six decades on, his identity remains unknown. Kerry Greenwood on an enduring mystery.
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Fanny Cradock: First lady of food

Fanny Cradock: First lady of food | VCE 2013 Drama | Scoop.it
She had mad glittering eyes, the face of a supercilious horse, the maquillage of a French clown and demeanour of a woman in constant search of an argument.
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The Gillies Report 12 - Farnarkeling Monologues plus Song

A totally fictitions sport invented by John Clarke (of "The Front Fell Off" fame). A set of 3 monologues and the Farnarkeling song. This is a totally made up...
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History of Book Burnings

History of Book Burnings | VCE 2013 Drama | Scoop.it
This timeline presents key events in the history of book burnings. It has been prepared by Sami Norling as an assignment for the graduate course, History of Libraries (IUPUI, Summer 2012).
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