Understanding Film Noir elements.
This has a very specific meaning to it, with a nice use of mist and almost zero light to give a sense of style as well.
Infographic: What makes a film noir? | BFI
shadows- this is very noir, but we can still use the idea within the german expressionist framework
The Look: Lauren Cohan in "L.A. Noir" for S Magazine May 2014
Today, I am inspired by film titles of the 1920s and 30s. Although these titles were restricted to black and white, the typography speaks for itself.
Shelton Muller, Photographer: Film Noir Workshop
film noir poster. my favorite is the movie "Laura" starring Gene Tierney
Ella Raines lighting a cigarette, 1940s.
The lighting here hides the (possible) detective's face while he smokes, very effective use of lighting.