This is the last week of the Mastering Movie Genre Foundation Certificate.
Do you find antiheroes and flawed, conflicted or damaged protagonists intriguing? Are you attracted to stories that resist the easy certainty of happy endings and neat resolutions? Do you suspect that human psychology is more twisted and disturbed than many people are willing to admit?
Then neo noir is probably the genre you should be writing.
Many of the best ‘thrillers’ (a catch-all term which needs to be broken down to make any real sense) are actually neo noirs – stories which take their themes from the classic noirs of the 40s and update them for a modern audience.
If you want to write a story that gets to the heart of the modern world’s darkness, you need to know about the principles of neo noir.
Week 5 of the Mastering Movie Genre Foundation Certificate
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