NOIR 2.0 – IRON MAN: Black & White


NOIR 2.0 drains colour, bringing life to the cinematography of contemporary films re-imagining them in glorious BLACK & WHITE.


The cinematography of the classic, stylish  film noirs influenced generations of filmmakers. The restricted camera movement and lack of colour to emphasize themes forced artists to craft provocative compositions to elicit emotions and heighten the tension. The craft is still alive! Today, directors embellish camera angles and lightning to create atmosphere and help absorb us into their vision.


By envisioning movies in black and white, it shines a spotlight on the cinematography. While we can do this at home by adjusting the colour settings on our television, the deliberate adjustment of brightness and contrast levels further enhances the overall vision.

This photographic series aims to remind the audience how genre films respect the art while delivering on the popcorn.

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Volume IV of NOIR features the first MARVEL STUDIO film, the Jon Favreau directed IRON MAN (2008). Taking a grounded approach rooted this superhero in reality. Acidic wit complimented the bombastic spectacle of the action. Truly engaging on multiple levels, the first mega-Marvel-blockbuster surprised the audience and critics alike.

Let’s dig in!

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Check out earlier Volumes of NOIR, like V FOR VENDETTA.


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7 thoughts on “NOIR 2.0 – IRON MAN: Black & White

    1. I thought it look kinda plastic too. Although, I like some of the contrast on non-hero images. CG feels flat when you strip away the colour. Also, actual film has more texture, which I think enhances the B&W. Thanks for the honest opinion 🙂

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