Mary Ann Doane on the figure of the “femme fatale” which has come to stand for noir’s innovative representation of female desire:
“She is not the subject of feminism but a symptom of male fears about feminism. Nevertheless, the representation – like any representation –is not totally under the control of its producers and, once disseminated, comes to take on a life of its own.”
Some of the best Hindi cinema of 1950's has been influenced by American Noir. No good Indian film director of that period has escaped its deep influence including Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla, Shakti Samanta, Raj Kapoor, Vijay Aanand...
The poster of a noir film does not often tell you how much wisdom and witty dialogues- apart from great entertainment- they hold.