Top 10 Pictures of 2013
#7 – Noir
Remember when Ted Turner thought colorizing black and white movies was a good idea? When he added color to the films they lost something immediately – they lost their style. This picture stood out because it has style. This picture is noir. I look at it and I can imagine the hardboiled police detective getting lured by a blond woman of questionable virtue. I see Metropolis that “every city” where power corrupts and influence can be bought and sold to a brassy soundtrack. Cities are noir places, no matter how we try and colorize them with tourist friendly environments and chain stores. Cities have style. I am a city girl and the pictorial reminder of the innate edge of all city living is why this made my top 10.