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Author Naremore, James, author

Title Film noir : a very short introduction / James Naremore
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019


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 MELB  791.43655 Nar/Fna  AVAILABLE
Description [xxi], 124 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Series Very short introductions ; 597
Contents 1. The idea of film noir -- 2. The modernist crime novel and Hollywood noir -- 3. Censorship and politics in Hollywood noir -- 4. Money, critics, and the art of noir -- 5. Styles of film noir -- 6. The afterlife of noir
Summary Film noir, one of the most intriguing yet difficult to define terms in cinema history, is usually associated with a series of darkly seductive Hollywood thrillers from the 1940s and 50s - shadowy, black-and-white pictures about private eyes, femme fatales, outlaw lovers, criminal heists, corrupt police, and doomed or endangered outsiders. But as this VSI demonstrates, film noir actually predates the 1940s and has never been confined to Hollywood. International inscope, its various manifestations have spread across generic categories, attracted the interest of the world's great directors, and continue to appear even today
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: (pages 109-114) and index
Subject Film noir -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Film noir
LC no. 2018957114
ISBN 9780198791744 (paperback)