The noir stories that are known as the most characteristic tell of people trapped in unwanted situations, generally they are striving to achieve something, but more frequently than not, they are doomed to fail. The lighting aspects in the films, black-and-white at the time, lent more psychology to the viewer. Filmmakers allowed spectators to distinguish their own plots through the use of lighting. Sunset Boulevard gave the end of silent film cinema and the emergence of Classical Hollywood narratives. Both in Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard, each played a role in the progression of the characterization of the femme fatale.