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Discuss how The Lady From Shanghai is a "Film Noir."

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The Lady From Shanghai strongly exemplifies many critical aspects of Film Noir. Specifically, its settings encompass darkness of not only literally and physical locations but also deeper, pervasive themes of the nature of humanity. The film's urban, nighttime, claustrophobic, locations further add to the typical, film noir tone. The bleak mood of the overall movie, one of pure, uninhibited chaos, aligns with this style as well.

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300 words of notes briefly validate why The Lady From Shanghai film demonstrates stylistic, plot, thematic, and character traits of Film Noir. No references are used.