I believe film noir is a genre and a pretty fascinating way of depicting emotion and different situations within a film. I think the way film noir was used really highlighted the particular mood the writer wanted to portray. The way the darkness falls upon the scene during parts of Double Indemnity to portray to the viewer the character's pessimistic mood or moral transgressions is a very effective way to set the tone for those particular scenes. Double Indemnity used film noir very effectively, especially in many scenes with Walter Neff, to really emphasize his dark, devious, underlying racist actions. Like when Walter Neff plotted to kill Dietrich or when he sort of sets up that janitor. Film noir really influenced how I thought about those scenes and other situations, because the darkness and shadows really cast a negative shadow over the scene and I believe it made the scene more powerful and more effective. I believe that film noir used in this film created a heightened amount of anticipation and suspense throughout the film. As the scenes got darker the more I anticipating something big happening. The darkness and shadowing really made the scenes and situations in the film clearer to me, in some odd way. Usually I am not a huge fan of black and white films, but this movie used film noir really well and really helps me appreciate films in this genre a bit more.