From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), the classic film noir is easily recognizable for its unusual lighting, sinister plots, and feeling of paranoia. For critics and fans alike, these films defined an era. The Philosophy of Film Noir explores philosophical themes and ideas inherent in classic noir and neo-noir films, establishing connections to diverse thinkers ranging from Camus to the Frankfurt School. The authors, each focusing on a different aspect of the genre, explore the philosophical underpinnings ...

The Philosophy of Film Noir 2007, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813191812

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The Philosophy of Film Noir 2005, University Press of Kentucky

ISBN-13: 9780813123776