Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization

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The term "film noir" still conjures images of a uniquely American malaise: hard-boiled detectives, fatal women, and the shadowy hells of urban life. But from its beginnings, film noir has been an international phenomenon, and its stylistic icons have migrated across the complex geo-political terrain of world cinema. This book traces film noir's emergent connection to European cinema, its movement within a cosmopolitan culture of literary and cinematic translation, and its postwar consolidation in the US, Europe, Asia, the ...

Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization 2010, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415458122

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