Watch the movie and answer the following questions, or do the following items. When you watch, keep track of the time stamp, which is when something in the movie happened. For example, “There was a shooting of Archer (7:56),” which would mean that happened at 7 minutes and 56 seconds. If it’s an on-going event, such as “There is an extreme close-up of a gun (8:15 – 8:45), that would mean there is an extreme close-up of a gun that is 30 seconds long and ends at 8:45 seconds into the film. No time stamps is a -25 out of 50 total possible points.
1. Provide six examples of film noir, and use examples in the first third, the second third and the last third of the movie.
2. Explain in what ways is Fred McMurray’s an ideal noir character? Provide at least three examples?
3. Pick three uses of shadow and explain why you think the director used them.
4. Compare this to a film you like or have seen made in the last 10 years – provide a few similarities or differences.
Do you think this film would be popular with today’s audiences? Why or why not? How could it be more popular with today’s audiences? What was the main reason – or what were the main reasons – you liked or didn’t like the film?