In each Noir Film, the characters are gritty and I would say tough. In Killer’s Kiss, the boxer was a washed up boxer is what it seemed, they said he could not win the big one’s and that was never disproved. At the end he fought the girls boss/creep guy after her in a fight which him throwing mahicans. The fight was all around terrible, but the boxer won the girl in the end. The cinematic features in it were good, a boxer who I think fills the part of a NOIR character perfectly. He has the wife-beater on, he’s big in size, kind of a gritty character that comes to the rescue of a beautiful women. That scene was good because she screamed and he came to her rescue as any guy would.
In the Hitch-Hiker, the two guys didn’t look scared, even though a guy is in the back seat with a gun pointed at them. They almost got away when they gunman fell asleep. The gunman had one eye opened and he was the character to me that defined the NOIR character. Every time the camera showed him having one eye opened and one eye closed I thought that was awesome. He had evil eyes, a gun, and he was killing people through the beginning of the movie. The guy trying to catch the gunman was reading his newspaper almost the entire movie and wasn’t the guy that caught the bad guy, the Mexican police caught him.
In the He Walked by night, the bad guy was under ground going through tunnels. The NOIR characters were the guys in the coats (detectives) that were chasing him. Those guys are what I think of in terms of NOIR. The way they talked, the coats, the hats, and the cars they drove. The best scenes were them sitting around their office smoking. They talked about how they have to put together a face and how they called in all the witnesses to all the crimes. Those scenes give the best imagery of NOIR.