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Criminal Intentions: Film Noir and Les Diaboliques (1955)

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the ways the French film industry responded to the arrival of American films and the introduction of film noir.


Last Chance Texaco: Gas Station Noir

Erik Dussere

in America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter extends the analysis of commercial space begun in the introduction by looking at the way that film noir represents the gas station, which inaugurates the spatial model within which the ... More


Discourse and Figure: The Resistance of/to Cinema

Thomas Docherty

in Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is concerned with the visual art of cinema in relation to alterity and postmodernism. It examines the relation of narrative space to narrative time in cinema and argues that there is a ... More


The Ecologies of Film Noir

Jennifer Fay

in Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Postwar American film noir explores an artificial world that does not foster human happiness and growth, but leads to a kind of human incapacity to act and respond. Beyond merely depicting these ... More


Love and Desire in the Cinema

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the evolutionary causes for the fascination with romantic films and why more men than women watch pornographic films, using film examples throughout. It argues that romantic ... More


The Third Man: Ethics, Aesthetics, Irony

Deborah Knight

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Noël Carroll claims that The Third Man allows us to clarify our understanding of the ethical commitments of friendship. Was it right for Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) to side with the police in ... More


Crime Films during the Period of the Production Code Administration

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 8 demonstrates the ways in which ideological constraints in studio-era Hollywood shaped the aesthetic properties of an entire body of crime films, now commonly known as film noir. The ... More


Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Jennifer Fay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Inhospitable World explores the connection between cinema and artificial weather, climates, and even planets in or on which hospitality and survival are at stake. Cinema’s dominant mode of aesthetic ... More


Classicism and Deviation in <i>His Girl Friday</i> and <i>Double Indemnity</i>

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 illustrates an aesthetically productive balance between easy understanding and cognitive challenge in classical Hollywood cinema with extended analyses of His Girl Friday and Double ... More


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