Film noir describes the stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes. The 1940s and 1950s are generally regarded as the "classic period" of American film noir. Jim Valimont from the Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club will discuss the definition of film noir, what factors led to its creation, and the classic elements of the genre. He will also present his favorite films, with information about the stars and supporting actors. Finally, he’ll discuss what happened to the genre and information on Neo-Noir.
Jim Valimont is a retired engineer from PPG Industries. He received a B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering and a M. S. degree in Colloids, Polymers, and Surface Chemistry, both from Carnegie-Mellon University.
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