Michael Walker film noir Genre Types

1)  Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler: the 'hard-boiled' private eye

Polanski/Nicholson, Chinatown (1974)

2)  James M. Cain: The femme fatale as destroyer

Robert Aldrich, Kiss Me Deadly (1955, from a Mickey Spillane novel, 1952)

3)  Cornell Woolrich: the paranoid noir story

Alfred Hitchcock, Spellbound (1945)  [The psychoanalytic dream analysis, with images by Salvador Dali, starts at 4:20]

Andy and Lana Wachowski, The Matrix (1999)