Double Indemnity indoors … time of day not apparent
"We had picked out a big market on Los Feliz. She was to be there buying stuff every day about eleven o'clock, and I could run into her there. Kind of accidentally on purpose."
Having nothing to do with sunglasses or time of day, I've sometimes wondered if Stanwyck's wig wasn't the same one rented to MGM 4 years earlier for Norma Shearer in Idiot's Delight, with the bangs restyled.
I can think of no character in film noir that wears sunglasses in the day or night.
Welcome to the boards, martink!
It just seems such a noir cliché. Probably it started happening in post modern neo noirs.
Yeah, I am sure there must be more but I cannot see any in my mind's eye, as they say. When I think of film noir I usually think "black and white". Not everyone agrees what it means. My post was more or less to welcome you to our group. I noticed it was your first post. I think you will have fun here.
Although I personally would classify "Wait Until Dark" as a neo-noir because it was later than 1959, it features a villain (Harry Roat, Jr. from Scarsdale) who wears his shades at all times of the day, indoor and out. In this late scene, it is night in Suzy Hendricks' apartment and there is only one light on, yet Roat will not take off his sunglasses.