Film noir has been an enormous influence on my writing and aesthetics, as most evidenced by my work on The Gance and Grace Mysteries. As part of my process, I keep a film noir database.
The database utilizes the platform Airtable. At the risk of sounding like a testimonial, I love Airtable. In order to have the complete experience of the Film Noir Database, you’ll need to sign up for a free account using an email address.
Click here to access the full Film Noir Database. It includes two full gallery views of more than 140 films along with linked records to the directors, screenwriters, and actors. Almost every record includes a link to a site where you can watch the film for free.