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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).

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