In film noir, the tussle between male and female characters defines the narrative. How has this issue transformed between the birth of neo noir and today?
Interesting topic! I think that if you want to look at masculine identity in noir, you definitely have to parallel it to the particular femininity portrayed in those films. The woman is often a femme fatale, strong-headed, aware of her sexual power and manipulative. Whereas the man is the one who gets trapped, who seems unable to get a grip on his life. How is that different today? Did these power relations change? – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun7 years ago