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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(16); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041608.

Noir Elements of Neo-Noir: An Analysis of Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher


Yu Zhou

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Yu Zhou

Shandong Radio and TV Station, Jinan, Shandong, 250000, China


The emergence of different film genres tends to reflect social development and changes in social form. Neo-Noir is a genre of film which emerged after 1960 that is always situated in the dark and dirty city. Compared with traditional Film Noir, Neo-Noir has new contents and novel forms. Neo-Noir reflects the crimes, violence and depraved humanity that tend to make the audiences feel negative and pessimistic. In this dissertation, I will take two representative directors (Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher) of the Neo-Noir genre in order to analyze the noir elements including montage, image style and psychology so that I can illuminate the artistic features of Neo-Noir.


Film Noir, Neo-Noir, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Noir elements, Montage, Color and light, Psychology

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Yu Zhou. Noir Elements of Neo-Noir: An Analysis of Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 16: 54-63. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041608.


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