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Street with no name : a history of the classic American film noir

Dickos, Andrew, 1952-

Lexington : University Press of Kentucky c2002

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  • Title:
    Street with no name : a history of the classic American film noir
  • Author/Creator: Dickos, Andrew, 1952-
  • Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky
  • Creation Date: c2002
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: xvi, 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-289) and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-289) and index.
  • Subjects: Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-289) and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
    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.
    Machine generated contents note: 1. THE NOIR IN AMERICA 60
    The Noir City 62
    Archetypes-Protagonists 65
    Abraham Polonsky 70
    Jules Dassin 75
    Nicholas Ray 82
    Orson Welles 88
    2. THE HARD-BOILED FICTION INFLUENCE 96
    Cornell Woolrich 99
    The Private Detective 103
    Humphrey Bogart, Spade, Marlowe,
    and the Film Noir 109
    The Gangster Figure and the Noir 112
    John Huston 115
    Violence in the Noir 121
    Samuel Fuller 125
    Robert Aldrich 130
    Don Siegel 137
    Sexuality in the Noir 142
    Families in the Noir 146
    Joseph H. Lewis 151
    3. WOMEN AS SEEN IN THE FILM NOIR 156
    Otto Preminger 164
    4. NOIR PRODUCTION 172
    Noir Iconography 173
    The Use of Voice-Over Narration 177
    The Flashback Device 179
    Amnesia as a Storytelling Device 182
    The B Noir Production 184
    Documentary Realism in the Noir 187
    Critical and Popular Reception of the Film Noir 191
    HUAC and the Blacklist 194
    Fight Pictures 197
    Caper Films 200
    Crime Syndicate Expos6s 202
    The Kefauver Crime Hearings 203
    Anthony Mann 206
    Phil Karlson 213
    5. THE NOIR INFLUENCE ON THE FRENCH NEW WAVE 222
    Jean-Pierre Melville 228.
    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.
  • Restrictions: Restrictions unspecified
  • OCLC Number: 48468848
    65184408
    868192785
  • Identifier: ISBN0813122430;LCCN2001007224