Of course, any single Film Noir can't be governed by all of these Key Words, but the mix of compatible Words make for better Film Noir.
      Realism and Documentary are not features of Noir and their inclusion should not detract from Drama.
      Notice my omission of Color and 3D as they detract from Noir.
1Black and White 5Direction, by director (not by name)
2Shadowing 6Suspense
3Photography (gulp, hard to asess) 7Drama
4Location(s) (proper for story) 8Danger
1Femme Fatale 7Good Guy, Unlikely Hero
2Torch Singer, Songtress 8Piano Player, Musician
3Good Girl (Girl Next Door), Nurse 9Bad Guy, Thug, Criminal
4Detective (-type), Inspector 10Gangsters, Mobsters, Henchmen
5Police, Cops, FBI, G- or T-Men 11Teamsters, Longshoremen, Union People
6Priest, Clergy 12Newspaper Persons, Reporters
1Admiration, Love 7Revenge
2Confusion 8Sorrow
3Suspicion 9Heartbreak
4Jealousy 10Despair
5Resentment 11Fear
6Anger 12Doom
1Murder, Death, Mayhem 10Escape (From Incarceration)
2Accidental Death, Defensive 11Elude, Trick (Pursuer)
3Fights, Injuries 12Threats, Tough Talk
4Seduction 13Smoking; Cigars, Cigarettes, Tiparillos
5Sex (Allusion, During 1934 Code) 14Hiding Out
6Lie(s), Betrayal 15Show Down, Confrontation
7Go 'Dark', Commit Crime(s) 16Capture (From Pursuit)
8Blackmail, Extortion 17Retribution, Justice
9Kidnap, Ransoms 18Suicide, Attempted,Pretended
1Guns, Machine GUns, Rifles 7Cars, especially Coupes
2Knives, Swords, Hatchets 8Elevators, Staircases
3Neckties, Rope, Garrots 9Street Signs
4Raincoats, Hats 10Neon Signs, especially flashing
5Rain 11Fires, escially by Arson
6Fog, Foghorns 12Swimming Pools
1Accommodations; Hotel, Motel, Apartments 4In Transit: Ship, Airplane, Train, Bus, Trailer
2Incarceration: Jail, Prison, Arrest-Hold< 5Isolated Places: Alleys, Shacks, Islands
3Entertainment: Casinos, Saloons, Theaters,
Arenas, Speakeasies, Ballrooms
6Public Places: Diners, Courts, Shops, Parks,
Streets, Beaches, Docks and Piers

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