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Encyclopedia of Film Noir.

Author: GEOFF MAYER; BRIAN MCDONNELL
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2007.
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When viewers think of film noir, they often picture actors like Humphrey Bogart playing characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, the film based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. Yet film noir is a genre much richer. The authors first examine the debate surrounding the parameters of the genre and the many different ways it is defined. They discuss the Noir City, its setting and backdrop, and also the cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
MAYER, GEOFF.
Encyclopedia of Film Noir.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: GEOFF MAYER; BRIAN MCDONNELL
ISBN: 9780313038662 031303866X
OCLC Number: 669126992
Description: 1 online resource (494 pages)
Contents: Encyclopedia of Film Noir; Contents; List of Films, Actors, and Directors; Preface: The Problem of Film Noir; PART I: ESSAYS; Introduction: Readings on Film Noir; The Hard-Boiled Influence; Film Noir and the City; McCarthyism, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and the Caper Film; Film Noir Style; PART II: ENTRIES ON FILMS, ACTORS, AND DIRECTORS; The Encyclopedia; Selected Bibliography; Index.

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When viewers think of film noir, they often picture actors like Humphrey Bogart playing characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, the film based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. Yet film noir is a genre much richer. The authors first examine the debate surrounding the parameters of the genre and the many different ways it is defined. They discuss the Noir City, its setting and backdrop, and also the cultural (WWII) and institutional (the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, and the Production Code Administration) influences on the subgenres. An analysis of the low budget and series fi.

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