Directors Jacques Tourneur, Robert Aldrich, Orson Welles, Nicholas Ray, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Otto Preminger etc. all put their spin on the genre and continually redefined what Noir meant. DP’s like John Alton , James Wong Howe, John F Seitz, Burnett Guffey & Nicholas Musuraca were the true artists, “painted with light” to bring life to these amazing Noir beauties to life. These are the films I enjoy the most from that era because they use light as metaphor, taking the time to sculpt and inform. These DP’s lived in the shadows, pushing the artform and photography as far as they could go.
Here’s a great write up
A celebration of my favorite movie genre, film noir. These words by a prominent film critic are worth repeating: “A black and white movie isn’t lacking something, it’s adding something: The world is in color, so we get that for free, but black & white is a stylistic alternative, more dreamlike, more timeless. Moviegoers, of course, have the right to dislike black and white, but it is not something they should be proud of. It reveals them, frankly, as cinematically illiterate. I have been described as a snob on this issue. But snobs exclude; they do not include. To exclude black and white from your choices is an admission that you have a closed mind, a limited imagination, or are lacking in taste.” – Roger Ebert
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Trouble Is My Business has gone through the necessary steps to reach the evaluation stage at juntoboxfilms.com – and as of today is one of two featured projects on the front page.
Although the film hasn’t been completed, the 17 minute opening is already making waves.
The L.A. Noir Film Festival, which will be held on December 1st, 2012, has announced Trouble Is My Business will open the festival and has been awarded the festival’s Best Picture Award, and Brittney Powell has won the Best Actress Award for her stunning dual role performance.
With the generous support of our friends and fans, we were able to successfully shoot the opening of Trouble Is My Business.
The talent and skill of our crew allowed us to cover an amazing eight pages per day over two days for a total of 16 pages shot, with pickups on another day to take us to 20 pages. (It is typical on a feature film to shoot 2 to 4 pages per day.) And yet, with this grueling schedule, the quality of the work never dipped.
We are very thankful to all of the cast and crew for putting in such heart as well as long hours.