Originally Posted by Jonesy
Arguably to be a true film noir it has to be filmed in black and white; LA Confidential, whilst a good film, forsakes a lot of the traditional cinematography that sets noirs apart from other genres. The Maltese Falcon has elements of noir, but again isn't a true example of the genre.
I would have to disagree with you on the colour thing.
Body heat imho must defitely be seen as film noir.