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Darker Than Dark:: Film Noir in its Asian Contexts

Stephen Teo

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Most scholars and critics have generally seen film noir as an American genre, emphasizing the fact that noir films have hailed from the classic Hollywood industry, or in the case of neo-noir, from ... More


Women and Film Noir: Pulp Fiction and the Woman’s Picture

Julie Grossman

in Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relationship between classic noir and female-authored pulp fiction. Linking noir with its female-authored source material will help reorient gender associations with film ... More


Back to Black: “Crime Melodrama,” Docu-Melo-Noir, and the “Red Menace” Film

Robert Miklitsch (ed.)

in Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of film nor. This “genre without a name” tends to reflect the films themselves, which are often about seduction and mystery, Sphinx-like secrets and ... More


“This Is Where He Brought Me: 10,000 Acres of Nothing!”: The Femme Fatale and other Film Noir Tropes in Delmer Daves’ <i>Jubal</i>

Matthew Carter

in ReFocus: The Films of Delmer Daves

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403016
eISBN:
9781474422031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403016.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Matthew Carter offers an in-depth examination of Delmer Daves’ Jubal. He contextualises the film within both the Western and Hollywood more generally and argues that, both formally and thematically, ... More


The Failure of Culture

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) typifies the film noir of the 1970s in America; aimless, rootless, devoid of hope or compassion. By 2004, Hill was content to serve as producer of Paul W. S. ... More


1950s Death Trip

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film noir and its various iterations were certainly not confined to America. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, there was still a market, and a social need, for the ‘B’ feature in Britain. In 1956, ... More


The Rise of Film Noir: Double Indemnity

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his book on film noir, William Hare repeats the story that one day Billy Wilder could not find his secretary. He was told by one of the women in the office that she was holed up in the ladies' ... More


Memento as Noir

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is concerned with film noir and an analysis of gender difference within Memento to reveal the extent to which notions of disability problematise constructions of masculinity. The ... More


Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger

Andrew Spicer

in Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on three prominent noir figures: Jerry Wald, Adrian Scott, and Mark Hellinger—the “pragmatist,” the “ideologue,” and the “realist,” respectively—each of whom significantly ... More


Postscript:: A History of Our Writing about Film Noir

Alain Silver and James Ursini

in Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1974 Alain Silver queried the Indiana University Press and was offered a contract to produce a volume on film noir for the Cinema One Series. When two collaborators dropped out of that project, ... More


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