Category Archives: Style in film

Editorial: Black and White in Trucolor

There is a sequence in Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar where the lawmen all wear black. Joan Crawford appears in white. It is a crisp and striking visual moment, all the more so since it is a Western noir in color. Read More

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Les Diaboliques: Stripes and Polka Dots

In “Les diaboliques” (1955), Henri-Georges Clouzot uses black and white costumes to depict the duality of the human nature. Everyone has a dark side. Read More

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The French Noir Anti-Hero and The Trench Coat

The trench coat of the French noir anti-hero is either a detail of realism and narrative drive or a stylized element that values aesthetic and atmosphere. Read More

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Editorial: A Raincoat in Sunny LA

Peter Falk in ”Columbo” | NBC   The Editorial: thoughts, short stories or essays about the world of cinema   Who wears a raincoat in sunny LA all the time? Columbo, that’s who. Why? Just instinct. His crumpled raincoat, his … Read More

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Les choses de la vie

Romy Schneider’s men’s inspired blue shirt and blue jeans look in “Les choses de la vie” is universally appealing. The story is placed is 1970, but that look is timeless. Read More

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