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Artistry in noir : the use and representation of jazz in film noir

Author: David Butler
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text seeks to examine the "collaboration" between jazz and film noire, placing the films discussed in their proper historical context and utilizing an interdisciplinary approach that gives equal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Butler
ISBN: 0275973018 9780275973018
OCLC Number: 232700691
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface Introduction Kind of Jazz: Themes in the Study of Film Noir, Film Music, and Jazz All God's Chillun' Got Rhythm: The Influence of Racial Myths, Dualisms, and Ideology on Early Representations of Jazz Absolutely Funtional? Jazz in 1940s Film Noir Touch of Kenton: Jazz in 1950s Film Noir The Last Syncopation: Jazz in Contemporary Noir Reminiscing in Chiaroscuro: Concluding Comments and Thoughts for Further Work Filmography Bibliography Development of Jazz and Film Noir
Responsibility: David Butler.

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"This is a welcome study of the various conjunctions of jazz and film noir. Butler both sees and hears well, and his cogent descriptions are convincing. He does not just round up the usual suspects Read more...

 
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