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Film Noir


Film Noir is an overview of an often celebrated, but also contested, body of films. It discusses film noir as a cultural phenomenon whose history is more extensive and diverse than American black and white crime thrillers of the forties. An extended Background Chapter situates film noir within its cultural context, describing its origin in German Expressionism, French Poetic Realism and in developments within American genres, the gangster/crime thriller, horror and the Gothic romance and its possible relationship to ...

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Film Noir
2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138174573


Film Noir
2002, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780582437128

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