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Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Dennis Broe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Film noir, which flourished in the 1940s and 50s, reflected the struggles and sentiments of post-war America. This book contends that the genre, with its emphasis on dark subject matter, paralleled ... More


Noir Part 1: Socialism in One Genre: Wildcat Strikers, Fugitive Outsiders, and a Savage Lament

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines film noir in the U.S. during the post-war years from 1945 to 1950. It traces the emergence of the so-called wildcat strikers and fugitive outsiders in Hollywood films and its ... More


Noir Part 2:Fugitive Kinds

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the dominance of leftist ideas in film noir in the U.S. during the post-war years. It describes the addictive quality of the various types of fugitives outside the law that were ... More


The McCarthyite Crime Film: The Time of the (Quasi-Scientific) Toad (Criminal/ Informer/Vigilante Cops versus Psychotic Fugitives)

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the immediate aftermath of the film noir period in the U.S. during the years 1950 to 1955 in Hollywood. It describes the rollback, in the U.S. as a whole and in Hollywood in ... More


The Promise of Freedom, the Friend of Authority: American Culture in Postwar France

Louis Menand

in Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830109
eISBN:
9781469602332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869710_kazin.13
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the meaning and uses of Americanism in France after World War II, focusing on how French thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus utilizedle style américainthat they ... More


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