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film noir

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfilm noirfilm noir /ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑː $ -ˈnwɑːr/ noun (plural films noirs (same pronunciation)) [countable, uncountable]  a film that deals with subjects such as evil, moral problems etc, often using a story about people involved in a crime and filmed in a way that seems dark or filled with shadows
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film noirTetchy, funny, ugly and clever, this replays the dynamic of a first-class film noir.The story is designed to be a modern-day film noir.But, significantly, Softley brings in, as the plot encourages, stylistic elements of film noir.
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