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Periodizing Classic Noir: From to the “Thrillers of Tomorrow”

Robert Miklitsch

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/9780252038594.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter traces the history of classic noir by reflecting on the way in which the genre has been discursively constituted through its beginnings and endings, an act of periodization ... 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


Independence Unpunished: The Female Detective in Classic Film Noir

Philippa Gates

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/9780252038594.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates how the 1940s female “private eye” complicates the conventional, dualistic representation of women in classic noir as either homemaker or femme fatale, “redeemer” or ... More


Introduction: Coming Attractions, or The Particulars

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction offers a fresh, animated take on the various films as well as the macro themes (anticommunism, the atomic or nuclear bomb, new media and technologies such as TV and 3-D, color and ... More


The Glass Web: 3-D, TV, and the Beginning of the End of Classic Noir

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since 3-D was originally developed, like CinemaScope, in response to the catastrophic decline of the movie audience, studios were eager to exploit three-dimension and apply it to genres such as 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


Detour: Driving in a Back Projection, or Forestalled by Film Noir

Vivian Sobchack

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/9780252038594.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that rear-screen projection in Edgar Ulmer's Detour (1945) is just as critical to the film's audiovisual economy as voiceover and flashback. Not unlike the radiophonic “theater of ... More


Refuge England: Blacklisted American Directors and ’50s British Noir

Robert Murphy

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/9780252038594.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the contributions of four directors to 1950s British noir: Edward Dmytryk, Jules Dassin, Cy Endfiled, and Joseph Losey. While Dmytryk and Dassin found success in the United States ... More


A Little Larceny: Labor, Leisure, and Loyalty in the ’50s Noir Heist Film

Mark Osteen

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/9780252038594.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the '50s heist picture—a subgenre of '50s gangster noir—examining John Huston's Asphalt Jungle (1950). In Huston's film, the criminal gang resembles nothing so much as a ... More


The Vanishing Love Song in Film Noir

Krin Gabbard

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/9780252038594.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the racial contradictions engendered by the presence of African American musicians in Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past (1947) and Fritz Lang's The Blue Gardenia (1953). The ... More


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