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Mean streets and raging bulls : the legacy of film noir in contemporary American cinema

Author: Richard Martin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First exploring the relation of noir to America's sociopolitical history and then moving on to a detailed analysis of representative text, Martin considers such noir classics" as Chinatown, Night Moves, Taxi Driver, Blood Simple, After Hours, Sea of Love, Reservoir Dogs, One False Move, and Romeo Is Bleeding.--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, Richard, 1969-
Mean streets and raging bulls.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605184935
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Martin
ISBN: 0810833379 9780810833371
OCLC Number: 36649129
Notes: Filmography: p. 163-171.
Performer(s): Adapted from author's thesis (doctoral--University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England: 1995).
Description: ix, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From film noir to neo-noir. Industiral evolution: conservative policies, low-budget innovation. America noir: political paranoia, social malaise --
pt. 2. The legacy of film noir. Seventies revisionism. Eighties pastiche. Nineties irony.
Responsibility: Richard Martin.

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This text begins by discussing the evolution of film noir, and its metamorphosis into the neo-noir of the post-sixties, in terms of studio policy and American political history.  Read more...

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