A Companion to Film Noir

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John Wiley & Sons, 27 июн. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 544
An authoritative companion that offers a wide-ranging thematic survey of this enduringly popular cultural form and includes scholarship from both established and emerging scholars as well as analysis of film noir's influence on other media including television and graphic novels.
  • Covers a wealth of new approaches to film noir and neo-noir that explore issues ranging from conceptualization to cross-media influences
  • Features chapters exploring the wider ‘noir mediascape’ of television, graphic novels and radio
  • Reflects the historical and geographical reach of film noir, from the 1920s to the present and in a variety of national cinemas
  • Includes contributions from both established and emerging scholars

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List of Illustrations
The Strange Case of Film Noir
Genre Hybridity Heterogeneity
A Wet Emptiness
Cinephilia and Film Noir
Precursors to Film Noir
Selling Noir
Out of the Shadows
The Ambience of Film Noir
In a Lonely Tone
Acting and Performance in Film Noir
Film Noir and Subiectivity
Women in Film Noir
Ethnicity and Race in American Film Noir

Lured and Pieges
Film Noir and Horror
Crime Fiction and Film Noir
Film Noir American Painting and Photography
The Politics of Film Noir
The Black Typewriter
Film Noir and Studio Production Practices
Film Noir and PostStudio Production Practices
Radio Noir in the
Television Noir
It Rhymes with Lust
Film Noir in Asia
Bombay Noir
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Andrew Spicer is Reader in Cultural History at the University of the West of England, UK. His principal research interests lie in film and cultural history, including genre, stardom and constructions of masculinity, British cinema, and the role of producers and screenwriters in film-making. He has published widely on all these topics, including Typical Men (2003) and Sydney Box (2006), and three volumes on film noir: Film Noir (2002), European Film Noir (2007), and the Historical Dictionary of Film Noir (2010). He is currently co-editing a volume about film producers, and writing a study of Sean Connery.

Helen Hanson is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research interests cover adaptation, gender and genre, film history, film style and technology, with a particular focus on the history of Hollywood.  She has written articles and chapters on these topics, and has authored Hollywood Heroines: Film Noir and the Female Gothic Film (2007) and co-edited The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts (2010). She also has a forthcoming book on the evolution of sound technology, sound craft and film style in Hollywood cinema from 1931–1950.

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