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More Than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts James Naremore

More Than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts

James Naremore

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ISBN : 9780520934450
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408 pages
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Film noir evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-&-white movies from the 1940s & 50s--melodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs & lovers on the run. James Naremores prize-winning book discusses these pictures,MoreFilm noir evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-&-white movies from the 1940s & 50s--melodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs & lovers on the run. James Naremores prize-winning book discusses these pictures, but also shows that the central term is more complex & paradoxical than we realize. It treats noir as a term in criticism, as an expression of artistic modernism, as a symptom of Hollywood censorship & politics, as a market strategy, as an evolving style & as an idea that circulates thru all the media. This new & expanded edition of More Than Night contains an additional chapter on film noir in the 21st century.