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...g white and black lighting shows the good and the evil. The darkness is Uncle Charlie and the light is Charlie which is what a film noir is all about. My expectations were fulfilled about film noir in this movie because of the setting, interesting thriller/ mystery plot, and I thought Alfred Hitchcock did a great job with the lighting and how the movie was shot. As this is the first film noir I have seen, I cannot speak for other films, but I did expect the film to be a bit more violent. When I learned the plot, and that Uncle Charlie was the Widow Killer I expected to see scenes of him murdering widows but instead there was very little violence. The only violence was when Uncle Charlie would get aggressive towards Charlie, and the ending where he is thrown into an oncoming train, but no blood or body is shown, unlike today’s movies where there can be tons of gore.
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