Watch the Opening scene of Se7en again.
Answer the following questions:
- What noir features are present in this opening?
- What noir features are not present?
- Why might this be?
Divide these scenes between you.
Inside John Doe’s Appartment:
Make a presentation analysing one of these scenes in terms of their visual style.
- What elements could be considered noir?
- What elements cant?
Does the films visual style fit the definition of a Neo-Noir? Update your chart from last lesson.
Mills discovered ‘Greed’ murder:
Journey to the ‘Sloth’ murder:
Bar conversation after the ‘Lust’ murder:
Sommerset in Office:
Inside John Doe’s Apartment:
Taxi at the finale:
Taxi Leading to the Library:
This article has lots of useful information on David Fincher as a director, how his film may be considered to be Neo-Noir’s as well as some good details on Se7en.
Alisha, Rita and Susan Aftermath:
Detective Diamond Introduction:
Detective Diamond Breakdown:
Mr Brown Introduction:
Mr Brown Ending:
German Expressionism and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari:
Classic Noir Film Openings:
Double Indemnity Opening:
The Big Combo Opening:
The Killers Opening:
Neo-Noir Film Openings:
Sin City Opening:
Blade Runner Opening: