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French Neo-Noir:: An Aesthetic for the Policier

Maureen Turim

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/9780748691104.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The doubleness of the historical emergence of genres will be crucial to the investigation of French neo-noir, for it is hard to demarcate neo-noir as a historical successor to French classical film ... More


Apprenticeship for The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Woo, born Ng Yu-sum in 1946 in Guangdong, China, emigrated with his family in 1948 to Hong Kong. He attended the Matteo Ricci school and had aspirations to become a filmmaker. Woo eventually ... More


French Noir 1947–79:: From Grunge-Noir to Noir-Hilism

Susan Hayward

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/9780748691104.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay focuses on what can be considered as French Film Noir in its purist form. Thus I am deliberately limiting the choice of films in terms of time-scale and their adherence to the definitions ... More


Woo’s Inheritors: The Killer as Influence

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer and other Hong Kong films directed by John Woo are frequently cited as important inspirations for certain filmmakers from the West. Quentin Tarantino heads this list, but among those ... More


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