Five years of this unholy alliance today!
(Photo by the wonderful Adrian Buckmaster.)
1. Film noir: a genre of crime film or fiction characterised by cynicism, sexual motivation, fatalism, and moral ambiguity.
2. the colour black.
3. of or pertaining to film noir.
4. suggestive of danger or violence.
5. tough and bleakly pessimistic.
Etymology: from French noir, “black”; from Old French noir, neir; from Latin niger, nigrum.