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Only Noir Fanatics Can Ace This Quiz

Do you think you're a noir fanatic? Well, find out by taking this quiz!

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  1. What is the protagonist referred to in noir genre?

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    Anti-Hero

    This character is an integral part of the noir genre. Most noir films focus on the anti-hero, the male lead. This person generally lacks the honesty, loyalty, and compassion that characterizes a hero. But, he also has redeeming qualities, thus depicting him as human, a person who isn't perfect and has flaws.

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  2. What is the typical setting of noir films?

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    a city

    A majority of noir films take place in urban areas. For instance, they are set in industrial cities, some of the most notable cities being Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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  3. What was the typical attitude highlighted in noir?

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    cynical

    Film noir developed during the post war era. This led these types of films to highlight a cynical attitude due to the pessimism and anxiety that was established as a result of the war.

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  4. What is the main characteristic associated with the femme fatale?

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    manipulative

    When thinking of the femme fatale, many see the female character as a manipulative and cunning woman who leads the anti-hero into dangerous situations, some resulting in his death. She is also commonly considered to have a dangerous, mysterious, and seductive personality.

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  5. What atmosphere/mood does the lighting in noir films convey?

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    mysterious

    The low lighting, accompanied by shadows and stark contrasts of black and white is typical of noir film. These all come together to form the mysterious, gloomy, and dark atmosphere that surrounds the story narrated in these films, while mirroring the cynical attitude present in noir genre.

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  6. When did noir film become popular?

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    1970s

    Noir film developed between the 1940s to the 1950s, originating from the hard-boiled genre. However, these films did not become widely accepted by the people until later on in the 1970s.

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  7. What type of drink frequently made an appearance in film noir?

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    alcohol

    In noir films, alcohol never fails to make an appearance. Whether it is during a meeting or during a casual talk, there will be a moment in the noir film that involves drinking alcohol.

    alcohol

Only Noir Fanatics Can Ace This Quiz

Amature

Sorry! You still need to brush up on your noir. Although you may have some knowledge about noir you don't have enough to be considered an expert!

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Expert

Wow! You must know your noir! You blazed through that quiz and you were spot on with your answers. Great job, you can consider yourself a noir fanatic!

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