Film noir (/fɪlm nwɑr/; French pronunciation: [film nwaʁ]) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.


THe noir genre extends to SPY fiction. I'm thinking of the cells of evil foreign governments, of dark forces inmplanted in your neighborhood or mine; their kids going to the local schools; a man or woman who is your dentist, your account, your chauffeur even, who suddenly one day is activated to muder and mayhem.

Anyone know of examples of these, 'cells' or similar units, in novel fiction or film?  If you are an actual 'cell' person, do not respond.

HOMELAND on Fox, is close, but I'm wondering about other examples of small city cells, primarly of  white upper-class traitors with corporate spying agendas and descrution motives. Send me their names or email address.

... cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. WOW! THis describes me when I was a young man to a T.