Natasha Katz creates a neon jungle for Sweet Smell of Success
Say the words “film noir” and a child of three will know what you mean. They conjure up the moody, dark glamour of 1940s and 50s cinema, the chiaroscuro contrast of black-and-white cinematography, the fatalistic imagery of sex and death. There is no more indelible style in 20th-century culture.
All of which poses certain problems for a lighting designer who has to create a film noir world onstage. Just