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neo- +‎ noir


neo-noir (countable and uncountable, plural neo-noirs)

  1. (uncountable) A genre of film that combines elements of traditional film noir with modern themes and visuals.
    • 2006, Nicholas Christopher, Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City
      In only one other neo-noir film, Chinatown, a big-studio, big-stars production, has the screenwriter actually won the Academy Award.
  2. (countable) An individual film of this kind.
    • 2007, Andrew Spicer, European Film Noir
      Typical of neo-noir as a whole, British neo-noirs are highly intertextual and allusive...