It seems as though I may have already been a fan of film noir before I was fully aware of its genre… Or I in fact did seem to recollect a bit of my high school film studies education. Almost every popular tv series has done an adaption or parody of noir, like the Simpsons and Sesame Street. Some of the most influential films to come out of this era (1940′-50’s), like Citizen Kane and Casablanca, inspired other respected film makers like the Coen brothers to make a name for themselves in the industry today. The identifiable black and white theme with a thin veil of cigarette smoke carries a sensual yet ominous vibe. Old Hollywood is personified with the cadence of the dialogues within these movies which will be interesting to try and recreate this semester.