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The philosophy of neo-noir

Author: Mark T Conard
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2009, ©2007.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the philosophical foundations of neo-noir, using the films to discuss and explain traditional philosophical ideas as well. This book covers themes and topics that include justice and moral  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark T Conard
ISBN: 0813124220 9780813124223
OCLC Number: 314413403
Description: vii, 213 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. Subjectivity, knowledge, and human nature in neo-noir --
Space, time, and subjectivity in neo-noir cinema / Jerold J. Abrams --
Blade runner and Sartre : the boundaries of humanity / Judith Barad --
John Locke, personal identity, and Memento / Basil Smith --
Problems of memory and identity in neo-noir's existentialist antihero / Andrew Spicer --
pt. 2. Justice, guilt, and redemption : morality in neo-noir --
The murder of moral idealism : Kant and the death of Ian Campbell in The onion field / Douglas L. Berger --
Justice and moral corruption in A simple plan / Aeon J. Skoble --
"Saint" Sydney : atonement and moral inversion in Hard eight / Donald R. D'Aries, Foster Hirsch --
Reservoir dogs : redemption in a postmodern world / Mark T. Conard --
pt. 3. Elements of neo-noir --
The dark sublimity of Chinatown / Richard Gilmore --
The human comedy perpetuates itself : nihilism and comedy in Coen neo-noir / Thomas S. Hibbs --
The new sincerity of neo-noir : the example of The man who wasn't there / R. Barton Palmer --
"Anything is possible here" : capitalism, neo-noir, and Chinatown / Jeanne Schuler, Patrick Murray --
Sunshine noir : postmodernism and Miami Vice / Steven M. Sanders.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Mark T. Conard.

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""Much has been written about neo-noir's distinction from classic noir... but the 13 new essays in this anthology rejuvenate the discussion. Conard and his contributors see to it that these essays Read more...

 
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