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The Philosophy of Neo-Noir


Film noir--a cycle of American films from the 1940s and '50s--is characterized not only by a constant opposition of light and shadow and a disruptive compositional balance of frames and scenes, but also by dark, foreboding characters and plots and an overriding sense of alienation and moral ambiguity. Noir films reflect the sense of loss, fragmentation, and nihilism at the heart of the human condition in the twentieth century. Although the classic film noir period ended in the late 1950s, its impact on more films has been ...

The Philosophy of Neo-Noir 2009, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813192178

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The Philosophy of Neo-Noir 2006, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813124223