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Author Dickos, Andrew, 1952-

Title Street with no name : a history of the classic American film noir / Andrew Dickos.

Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2002.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.4365 DIC    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.43655 DIC    Available
Description xvi, 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-289) and index.
Contents To name the thing : film noir as style, as genre -- German expressionism and the roots of the film noir -- Fritz Lang -- Robert Siodmak -- The inception of the film noir in the French cinema of the 1930s -- The film noir in France in the immediate postwar years -- 1. The noir in America -- The noir city -- Archetypes- protagonists -- Abraham Polonsky -- Jules Dassin -- Nicholas Ray -- Orson Welles -- 2. The hard-boiled fiction influence -- Cornell Woolrich -- The private detective -- Humphrey Bogart, Spade, Marlowe, and the film noir -- The gangster figure and the noir -- John Huston -- Violence in the noir -- Samuel Fuller -- Robert Aldrich -- Don Siegel -- Sexuality in the noir -- Families in the noir -- Joseph H. Lewis -- 3. Women as seen in the film noir -- Otto Preminger -- 4. Noir production -- Noir iconography -- the use of voice-over narration -- The flashback device -- Amnesia as a storytelling device -- The B noir production -- Documentary realism in the noir -- Critical and popular reception of the film noir -- HUAC and the blacklist -- Fight pictures -- Caper films -- Crime syndicate exposés -- The Kefauver Crime hearings -- Anthony Mann -- Phil Karlson -- 5. The noir influence on the French new wave -- Jean-Pierre Melville -- Epilogue : Comments on the classic film noir and the neo-noir.
Subject Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0813122430 (alk. paper) : $27.50

 
    
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