Film Noir resonates with a contemporary audience in a way that other film genres do not. It is the style. We see the roots of our contemporary society in these films. It's the point where we started to loose our innocence as a culture.
I had the pleasure of attending opening night of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Eureka Theater. The Ray of Light Theatre production was absolutely stunning and worth the modest ticket price.