skip to content
In lonely places : film noir beyond the city Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

In lonely places : film noir beyond the city

Author: Imogen Sara Smith
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The author investigates the alienation expressed by film noir, pinpointing its motivation in the conflict between desires for escape, autonomy and freedom. This survey examines how film noir reflected radical changes in the physical and social landscapes of postwar America, defining the genre's contribution to the eternal debate between the values of individualism and community"--Provided by publisher.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imogen Sara Smith
ISBN: 9780786463053 0786463058
OCLC Number: 714086829
Description: vii, 247 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Imaginary prisons: noir and the city --
In exile at home: noir between two worlds --
Maximum security: domestic noir --
The tyranny of neighbors: small-town noir --
Blind highways: noir on the road --
Mirage of safety: noir on the Mexican border --
Lone and level sands: desert noir --
Past sunset: noir westerns --
Private traps: noir in the mind.
Responsibility: Imogen Sara Smith.

Abstract:

"The author investigates the alienation expressed by film noir, pinpointing its motivation in the conflict between desires for escape, autonomy and freedom. This survey examines how film noir reflected radical changes in the physical and social landscapes of postwar America, defining the genre's contribution to the eternal debate between the values of individualism and community"--Provided by publisher.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (15)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/714086829>
library:oclcnum"714086829"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/714086829>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/805274>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Alienation (Social psychology) in motion pictures"@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85003542>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Alienation (Social psychology) in motion pictures."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2011"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2011"
schema:description"Introduction -- Imaginary prisons: noir and the city -- In exile at home: noir between two worlds -- Maximum security: domestic noir -- The tyranny of neighbors: small-town noir -- Blind highways: noir on the road -- Mirage of safety: noir on the Mexican border -- Lone and level sands: desert noir -- Past sunset: noir westerns -- Private traps: noir in the mind."@en
schema:description""The author investigates the alienation expressed by film noir, pinpointing its motivation in the conflict between desires for escape, autonomy and freedom. This survey examines how film noir reflected radical changes in the physical and social landscapes of postwar America, defining the genre's contribution to the eternal debate between the values of individualism and community"--Provided by publisher."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/875404986>
schema:genre"Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"In lonely places : film noir beyond the city"@en
schema:numberOfPages"247"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.