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Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Wheeler Winston Dixon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides an overview of twentieth- and twenty-first-century noir and fatalist film practice from 1945 onwards. It demonstrates the ways in which American cinema has inculcated a climate of ... More


Censorship and Patriarchal Ideology

Terri Murray

in Studying Feminist Film Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325802
eISBN:
9781800342439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325802.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins by examining theoretical models for the study of narrative provided by anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss and Tzvetan Todorov. For a period from the early 1930s until the ... More


Cinematic Tone in Polanski’s Chinatown: Can “Life” Itself Be “False”?

Robert Pippin

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chinatown, a landmark of the New Hollywood, successfully recreates and revises the classic film noir milieu. Setting the film in the Los Angeles of the late nineteen-thirties, the aptness of such a ... More


International Noir

Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume examines the influence of noir for global cinema. Close historical analysis of British and national cinemas, especially French and Japanese noir, demonstrates the global popularity of ... More


Northlanders (2007)

Chris Bishop

in Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The final of the comic book chapters is a study of the 21st-century series Northlanders. What makes this comic book so interesting for the purposes of this study is not its medievalism, but rather ... More


The New Sincerity of Neo-Noir

R. Barton Palmer

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/9780748691104.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is devoted to the neo-noir phenomenon in Hollywood, and it bears remarking that a similar renovating secondariness manifests itself as well in some other national cinemas, whose ... More


Post-Noir:: Getting Back to Business

Mark Bould

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/9780748691104.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Post-noir’ is, like all noir labels, heavily contested; even the need for it is open to question. Drawing on Fredric Jameson, Anne McClintock, Jean-François Lyotard and Kwame Anthony Appiah, this ... More


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


British Noir

Jim Leach

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/9780748691104.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

British film noir is not a pale imitation of its Hollywood counterpart, as its critics have often claimed. The frequent casting of American actors did indeed feed into widespread concerns about the ... More


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


Nordic Noir and Neo-Noir:: The Human Criminal

Andrew Nestingen

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/9780748691104.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The term ‘Nordic noir’ has gained currency as the catchall term for crime fiction on page, screen, and television from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. While film noir is a minor ... More


Cinematic Resolutions

Lee Clark Mitchell

in Noir Fiction and Film: Diversions and Misdirections

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192844767
eISBN:
9780191933332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844767.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Turning from fiction to film, chapter six investigates how hard-boiled and subsequent literary techniques have been translated into cinematic triumphs. Excellent scholarship exists on Hollywood’s ... More


Nostalgia Trips

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

All three of Altman’s films from 1973 to 1974 reflect a larger trend in New Hollywood films, and indeed in early 1970s American culture, by evoking the early 1930s through the immediate postwar ... More


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