Do you know your film noir, doll? This cinematic genre often starred alluring actresses such as Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, and Ava Gardner. Common features of these types of films include a highly stylized appearance of both the characters and scenery, a crime, and some sort of dramatic, sexual undertone in the backdrop — think The Maltese Falcon and Out of the Past, or in more modern films, Basic Instinct or No Country For Old Men. Along with these artistic flicks come some pretty creative names. Now it's time for you to do a little sleuthing of your own. Is it a film noir or a fancy shampoo?
Film Noir or Fancy Shampoo?