Directed by Alan Parker.
Starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, and Charlotte Rampling.
It’s 1955, and New York-based private investigator Harry Angel is hired by the mysterious businessmen Louis Cyphre to track down Johnny Favourite, an elusive lounge singer who owes Cyphre a very large debt. As he investigates, Angel finds himself embroiled in a dark mystery of violence, murder, and mysticism, with the hunt for Favourite leaving many bodies in its wake.
With its dodgy dames, greasy gumshoes, dimly lit alleys, and jazzy booze soaked mysteries, noir is simply one of the coolest and most fascinating genres ever to have existed.
Noir while fascinating on its own is, in my view, at its most engaging and interesting when writers and directors try to mix it with other genres. An easy example to point to would be Ridley Scott’s melding of noir with science