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Film noir

Author: Andrew Spicer
Publisher: London : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2002
Series: Inside film.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of a film genre that is both celebrated and contested. Describes its origin in German Expressionism, French Poetic Realism and its development with American genres: the gangster/ crime thriller, horror and Gothic romance. Five chapters are devoted to classic film noir of the 1940s and 1950s and three chapters investigate neo-noir and British film noir. This lucid introduction will appeal to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Spicer
ISBN: 9780582437128 0582437121
OCLC Number: 968216178
Notes: Originally published: 2002 by Pearson Education Limited.
Filmography included (pages 226-238).
Description: x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Background to Film Noir --
Conditions of Production and Reception --
Noir Style --
Themes and Narrative Strategies --
Gender in Film Noir: Character Types and Performers --
The Noir Auteur --
Neo-Noir 1: Modernist Film Noir --
Neo-Noir 2: Postmodern Film Noir --
British Film Noir.
Series Title: Inside film.
Responsibility: Andrew Spicer.

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An overview of a film genre that is both celebrated and contested. Describes its origin in German Expressionism, French Poetic Realism and its development with American genres: the gangster/ crime thriller, horror and Gothic romance. Five chapters are devoted to classic film noir of the 1940s and 1950s and three chapters investigate neo-noir and British film noir. This lucid introduction will appeal to undergraduates, cinéastes, film teachers and researchers.

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