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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.


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


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


Revival: Situating Noir

Theodore Martin

in Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181921
eISBN:
9780231543897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181921.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 develops a new understanding of how to account for the revival of a genre like film noir. Because noir has haunted American culture since the 1940s, it is hard to know how we are supposed ... More


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


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


Film Noir and the Dark Spaces of New Hindi Cinema

Šarūnas Paunksnis

in Dark Fear, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493180
eISBN:
9780199096923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493180.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores another dimension of the urban uncanny and dark imagination by dealing with a cinematic form, which has become if not dominant, then visible in most of the new Hindi films—film ... More


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

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


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


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


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


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


America as Wasteland in Detour: Film Noir and the Frankfurt School

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Eight analyzes Edgar Ulmer's classic film noir Detour and its bleak portrait of America as a land of frustrated desires and lost dreams. It explores the affinities between Detour and 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


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


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


The Dream of Return

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/9780748623990.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What happened when the men came home from war? They returned to a world transformed into an alien landscape, something they didn't understand and didn't recognise as home, a place full of new and ... More


The Flip Side of the 1960s

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/9780748623990.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Peter Collinson's The Penthouse (1967), a key British noir film of the 1960s, followed in the tradition of Joseph Losey's more restrained dramas of claustrophobic domesticity gone horribly wrong in ... More


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