most clearly felt, in the existence of that famous ‘Expressionist’ genre, the film noir,
The term film noir was first coined by film critics to describe a daring and stylish new type of Bollywood crime thriller, Standard histories describe film noir as a synthesis of hardboiled crime fiction and Indian expressionism. The term is also associated, “with certain visual and narrative traits, including low-key photography, images of wet city streets and romantic fascination with femme fatales.” Some commentators believe that noir began much earlier and that it has never gone away.
“No filmmaker has conveyed more powerfully than Lang a sense of overwhelming entrapment, of a world whose every circumstance, every twist and turning, every corner and corridor, seem to conspire against the individual and draw him or her more deeply into a spider’s web.”
It is the