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More than night : film noir in its contexts

Author: James Naremore
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: This lively, wide-ranging cultural history offers an original approach to the subject, as well as new production information and fresh commentary on scores of films, including such classics as Double Indemnity, The Third Man, and Out of the Past, and such "neo noirs" as Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, and Devil in a Blue Dress. Naremore discusses film noir as a term in criticism as an expression of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Naremore
ISBN: 0520212932 9780520212930 0520212940 9780520212947 9780520254022 0520254023 0585274711 9780585274713
OCLC Number: 37606205
Awards: Winner of Kraszna-Krausz Book Award 1999
Description: xiv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The history of an idea --
Modernism and blood melodrama: three case studies --
From dark films to black lists: censorship and politics --
Low is high: budgets and critical discrimination --
Old is new: styles of noir --
The other side of the street --
The noir mediascape.
Responsibility: James Naremore.
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"Film noir" evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-and-white movies from the 1940s and 1950s -melodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs, and lovers on the run. This work  Read more...

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"Naremore's program is to insistently complicate the long-standing debate over the boundaries and characteristics of Hollywood's most infiltrative and self-conscious genre. His book works. . . . Read more...

 
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