Response to RAW DEAL

Share your perspectives on Anthony Mann’s 1948 film RAW DEAL (https://free-classic-movies.com/movies-04/04-1948-05-26-Raw-Deal/index.php) by answering the following questions (including the sub-questions for each question): Question 1) According to the video, ‘What is NOIR? w/Peter Labuza, (https://vimeo.com/108816637)’ and the course reading, ‘Style,’ from the book WHAT IS FILM NOIR? by William ParkPreview the document, what characterizes ‘film noir’? What stylistic elements and narrative devices are common in film noir? Why is melodrama considered important in understanding the film noir style in movies? (Response to all sub-questions that make up Question #1 must have a 150 minimum word count) Question 2) What makes Anthony Mann’s RAW DEAL an ideal example of the film noir mode? Describe a specific scene or sequence in the movie that uses a particular visual, auditory or narrative element associated with the film noir style (Use the Chapter 6 PDF on cinematography from Bordwell, Thompson & Smith’s FILM ART and the Turner Classic Movies segment from Eddie Muller’s NOIR ALLEY (http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/1363736/Noir-Alley-Eddie-Muller-on-Raw-Deal.html) on the film as a reference). (Response to all sub-questions that make up Question #2 must have a 150 minimum word count) Question 3) What was your personal reaction to the film? Did it remind you of any contemporary movies you’ve seen in a theater or through a streaming media service (i.e. Netflix, Hulu) in terms of its style – provide specific examples. What have you learned about the film noir style? Why do you think it continues to be a popular genre in movies? (Response to all sub-questions that make up Question #3 must have a 150 minimum word count)

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