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The philosophy of neo-noir

Author: Mark T Conard
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A close examination of one of the most significant artistic movements of the twentieth century, The Philosophy of Film Noir reinvigorates an intellectual discussion at the intersection of popular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Philosophy of neo-noir.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(OCoLC)608161880
Online version:
Philosophy of neo-noir.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(OCoLC)608179440
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark T Conard
ISBN: 9780813124223 0813124220 9780813192178 081319217X 9780813191812 0813191815
OCLC Number: 71812772
Description: vii, 213 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
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 --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Mark T. Conard.
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