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More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts Paperback – October 16, 1998
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Chapter 1 gives us an account of "The History of an Idea", starting with a history of the intellectual and cinematic climate in France from which the idea of film noir emerged in the mid-1940s. How the new crop of American crime films were interpreted by surrealist and existentialist schools of thought. This chapter continues through Paul Schrader's 1972 essay, "Notes on Film Noir". Notice that Naremore considers the "First Age of Film Noir" to be 1946-1959, as the idea was born in 1946, although many noir films were made before then.Read more ›
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The book offers a comprehensive survey of Noir fiction and film.
It's been an excellent tool for research into the Noir genre.
I love Film Noir and this book helps me understand why, provides a good background on the genre, and provides a whole new list of wonderful movies to hunt down.Published on April 15, 2014 by P. Mulloy
It was a book required for my Film Noir class. It has a lot of good information in it, not something I'd read on my own time though.Published on January 15, 2013 by Das Schisse