Watch either a War film made in the last 25 years or a Neo Noir film from the list, Neo Nior Films 1982 – 1999.pdf . (It cannot be your favorite movie.)
If you watched a War film, what does it have in common with the War films in the Week Five content? If you watched a Neo Noir film, what does it have in common with the Film Noir films in the Week Five content (other than being in color).
How does color play a part in the film you watched for this week? Identify at least three places that color stood out in the film.
Does there seem to be a predominate color or does a color seem to be missing from the film? If so, what is that color and do you think it had an impact on the film? If so how, if not why not?
If you did not see a predominate color or a color that seems to be missing from the film describe an addition place in the film where color plays a part.
Respond to at least two of your classmates.
WEEK 5 RESOURCES:
Week 5: Film 1940 – 1960 (part 2)
Hollywood During WWII
How Pop Culture Helped Win the Cold War
How Color Changed the Movies
The Hollywood Blacklist: 1947 – 1960
Victims of Hollywood’s Blacklist
Origins of Film Noir
The Basics of Lighting for Film Noir
The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers
The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio
The Stranger (Welles, 1946)