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Film noir

Author: Homer B Pettey; R Barton Palmer
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Traditions in American cinema.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This volume reveals film noir's relationship to 19th century and 20th century literary movements, as well as to early European and American cinematic experiments and modernist artistic movements, particularly the French serials of Feuillade and German Expressionism. It traces the development of both the genre and style of noir from the Second World War up to the Cold War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Film noir.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
(OCoLC)878505678
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Homer B Pettey; R Barton Palmer
ISBN: 9781474406420 1474406424 9780748691081 0748691081
OCLC Number: 910605850
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The cinema of uncertainty and the opacity of information from Louis Feuillade's crime serials to Film noir --
Warning shadows : German expressionism and American Film noir --
Hard-boiled tradition and early Film noir --
Cold war noir --
Noiring the pitch : the conflicted soundtracks of Out of the past, The blue gardenia and The long goodbye --
Split screen : sound/music in The stranger/Criss cross --
Gender and noir --
The subversive shade of black in Film noir.
Series Title: Traditions in American cinema.
Other Titles: Film noir (Pettey and Palmer)
Responsibility: edited by Homer Pettey and R. Barton Palmer.

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Explores the development of film noir as a cultural and artistic phenomenon. This book traces the development of what we know as film noir from the proto-noir elements of Feuillade's silent French  Read more...

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