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Description - Film Noir by William Luhr

Film Noir offers new perspectives on this highly popular and influential film genre, providing a useful overview of its historical evolution and the many critical debates over its stylistic elements. * Brings together a range of perspectives on a topic that has been much discussed but remains notoriously ill-defined * Traces the historical development of the genre, usefully exploring the relations between the films of the 1940s and 1950s that established the "noir" universe and the more recent films in which it has been frequently revived * Employs a clear and intelligent writing style that makes this the perfect introduction to the genre * Offers a thorough and engaging analysis of this popular area of film studies for students and scholars * Presents an in-depth analysis of six key films, each exemplifying important trends of film noir: Murder, My Sweet; Out of the Past; Kiss Me Deadly; The Long Goodbye; Chinatown; and Seven

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405145954
ISBN-10: 1405145951
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 153mm x 12mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Luhr

William Luhr is Professor of English at St. Peter's College,Co-Chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Cinema andInterdisciplinary Interpretation, and Standing Editor of the Oxford University Press Online Bibliography on Cinema and MediaStudies. He is the editor of The Coen Brothers Fargo (2004) and The Maltese Falcon: John Huston,Director (1995) and the author of, amongst others, ScreeningGenders (with Krin Gabbard, 2008), Thinking About Movies:Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, third edition (co-author withPeter Lehman, 2008) and Raymond Chandler and Film, secondedition (1991).

Books By William Luhr

Film Noir by William Luhr
Hardback, February 2012
$130.45 $144.95
Maltese Falcon by William Luhr
Paperback / softback, December 1995
Coen Brothers' Fargo by William Luhr
Paperback / softback, October 2003
$45.49 $50.54
Thinking About Movies by William Luhr
Paperback / softback, March 2008