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Exploring classic examples of film noir such as The Asphalt Jungle, Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, and The Naked City alongside many lesser-known works, Dimendberg masterfully interweaves film history and urban history while perceptively analysing works by Raymond Chandler, Edward Hopper, Siegfried Kracauer, and Henri Lefebvre. A bold intervention in cultural studies and a major contribution to film history, Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity will provoke debate by cinema scholars, urban historians, and students of modern culture - and will captivate admirers of a vital period in American cinema.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674013469
ISBN-10: 0674013468
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edward Dimendberg

Edward Dimendberg is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California at Irvine.

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