Jean Wallace & Cornel Wilde in The Big Combo (1955)
Film noir femme fatale
Joan Bennett in publicity still for Scarlet Street (1945, dir. Fritz Lang) “Who do you think you are? My guardian angel?” “Not me, honey. I lost those wings a long time ago.”
Film noir hair
Infographic: What makes a film noir? | BFI
'Don't get smart friend', she said. 'You ain't home free just yet.'
This has a very specific meaning to it, with a nice use of mist and almost zero light to give a sense of style as well.
Unit 18 - Film Noir (Outside)
I really like this film noir image because the backlighting has set a really long deformed figured shadow in front of the character which gives the scene a very mysterious effect.
The lighting here hides the (possible) detective's face while he smokes, very effective use of lighting.
Unit 18 - Film Noir Stuff
A captivating photograph of actress Ella Raines lighting a cigarette, c. 1940s. #vintage #actresses #1940s
Again.. a cigarette and smoke can create the perfect Film Noir composition. I love the light on the Fedora hat. I shall be trying to emulate this sort of composition in my project.