notes on genre:
Crime movies, 40s-50s, generally black & white, emphasis on
Noir from the 60s on.
Generally made with an acute awareness of the noir that preceded it.
Of or relating to a style of fiction emphasizing the grotesque, mysterious,
and desolate. - Webster's II. Covers a wide range, from horror to romance.
Generally serious in outlook, often with social overtones.
Noirish. Often subsumes sub-genres such as thriller, suspense, spy, gangster.
Futuristic, but often a critique of the present.
You wouldn't think a set called Dark Energy would
lay a lot of emphasis on laughs, but irony abounds, and screwball often
fits in well.
Emphasis on the irrational, the subconscious.
Wild, visionary fancy - Webster's.
Down to bare bone.