“[Film Noir] is still and silent. The pure black screen has tiny pinpricks of white trying to break through. The central character is thinking. He is thinking about all the bad things that have happened to him. He is not happy. He knows that shit happens, but why did it have to happen to him? He smiles, because he is alive. If he doesn’t get killed today, he’ll consider it a lucky day.” – Paul Duncan called Film Noir; Films Of Trust And Betrayal.
Film Noir definitely deserves its recognition. Many studies has been made on the inner workings of the Film Noir genre, characters, story structure and all the other amazingly ‘gloomy’ elements. Taking into account the influence this longstanding and still developing genre had and still have on many epic filmmakers from Alfred Hitchcock to Quentin Tarantino, like the “tiny pinpricks of white trying to break through” on the “pure black screen”, I figure that the art that was/is Film Noir can never have too many tributes.