This book suggests that the film noir style continues to appeal on such a global scale because no other cinematic form has merged style and genre to effect a vision of the disturbing consequences of modernity. International noir has, however, adapted and adopted noir themes and aesthetic elements so that national cinemas can boast an independent and indigenous expression of the genre.Ranging from Japanese silent films and women's films to French, Hong Kong, and Nordic New Waves, this book also calls into question critical ...

International Noir 2016, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781474413084


International Noir 2014, Edinburgh University Press

ISBN-13: 9780748691104