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Pulp fiction to film noir : the Great Depression and the development of a genre

Author: William Hare
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that was christened "film noir." This volume provides a detailed exploration of film noir, tracing its evolution, the influence of such legendary writers as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and the films that propelled this dark genre to popularity in the mid-20th century"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hare, William, 1942-
Pulp fiction to film noir.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012
(DLC) 2012022243
(OCoLC)761369291
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Hare
ISBN: 9780786490295 0786490292
OCLC Number: 802261804
Description: 1 online resource (x, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Film noir and the Great Depression --
The Hammett touch and a Huston launching --
Raymond Chandler and his symphony of the streets --
Captain Joseph Shaw and the flowering of film noir --
Horace McCoy's Dance marathon --
Chandler's blueprint for mystery and his career in Hollywood --
The outsider and film noir --
Bogart's Dark passage and Moorehead's blockbuster performance --
Berlin and Vienna, film noir influences --
Siodmak's phantom femmes --
Billy Wilder and alcoholism noir --
Preminger's noir touch with fallen angel Alice Faye.
Responsibility: William Hare.

Abstract:

"This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that was christened "film noir." This volume provides a detailed exploration of film noir, tracing its evolution, the influence of such legendary writers as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and the films that propelled this dark genre to popularity in the mid-20th century"--

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"Hare takes readers on a tour of film noir, its dark settings, its brooding, almost anti-hero heroes...Hare provides a sense of film noir both in terms of what appeared on screen and the actors, Read more...

 
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