Driven to darkness : Jewish émigré directors and the rise of film noir (Book, 2009) []
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Driven to darkness : Jewish émigré directors and the rise of film noir

Driven to darkness : Jewish émigré directors and the rise of film noir

Author: Vincent Brook
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

From its earliest days, the American film industry has attracted European artists. This book explores the influence of Jewish emigre directors and the development of this genre.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Brook
ISBN: 9780813546292 081354629X 9780813546308 0813546303
OCLC Number: 298131269
Description: ix, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Jews in Germany : torn between two worlds --
Jews and expressionism : "performing high and low" --
The father of film noir : Fritz Lang --
Fritz Lang in Hollywood --
The French connection : Robert Siodmak --
Viennese twins : Billy and Willy Wilder --
The ABZs of film noir : Otto Preminger and Edgar G. Ulmer --
Woman's directors : Curtis Bernhardt and Max Ophuls --
Pathological noir, populist noir, and an act of violence : John Brahm, Anatole Litvak, Fred Zinnemann.
Responsibility: Vincent Brook.


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"The strength of his book lies in the careful analyses of the narratives and visual styles of their film noir works and in placing these within the biographical contexts of their creators. Their Read more...

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