Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity

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Exploring classic examples of film noir such as The Asphalt Jungle , Double Indemnity , and The Naked City alongside many lesser-known works, Dimendberg confirms that noir is not simply a reflection of modernity but a virtual continuation of the spaces of the metropolis. He convincingly shows that Hollywood's dark thrillers of the postwar decades were determined by the same forces that shaped the city itself.

Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity 2004, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674013469

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