Joe Talbot isn’t just an upcoming young filmmaker who has already had a film featured in last year’s San Francisco International Film Festival, he’s also the man responsible for this year’s Noir City trailer. Lucky for us, we were able to coax him into writing a couple of sentences on what Noir is really all about. Take it away, Joe.
The following post has been written by Joe Talbot.
World War II marked the end of American innocence. Film noir captured the new cynicism and anxiety of American culture, prompted largely by the swarms of disillusioned soldiers returning home to a culture they no longer recognized.
So your silver star doesn’t buy you a drink at the local pub, huh?
How about the local pub has been bombed out and there ain’t no home to go home back to? Furthermore, how about my whole country’s been blown to smithereens, the water’s toxic, we’ve got a generation of deformed babies on the way and this foreboding feeling that we’ll be caught in the middle of a future war between the worlds two preeminent powers?
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