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Noir Now and Then

Noir  Now and Then Author Ronald Schwartz
ISBN-10 0313308934
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 214
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This examination of the cinematic style of film noir originals and their neo-noir remakes compares thirty-five films, beginning with Billy Wilder's classic Double Indemnity and concluding with Jim McBrides's Breathless. In-depth analyses of the films explain the qualities and characteristics of film noir, while providing critical readings of both the originals and the remakes. As this study reveals, the noir style significantly impacted American film and neo-noir remakes attest to its continued popularity in cinematic art.



Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands Author Robert Miklitsch
ISBN-10 9780252096518
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 296
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Consider the usual view of film noir: endless rainy nights populated by down-at-the-heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating wives in a neon-lit urban jungle. But a new generation of writers is pushing aside the fog of cigarette smoke surrounding classic noir scholarship. In Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir, Robert Miklitsch curates a bold collection of essays that reassesses the genre's iconic style, history, and themes. Contributors analyze the oft-overlooked female detective and little-examined aspects of filmmaking like love songs and radio aesthetics, discuss the significance of the producer and women's pulp fiction, as well as investigate Disney noir and the Fifties heist film, B-movie back projection and blacklisted British directors. At the same time the writers' collective reconsideration unwinds the impact of hot-button topics like race and gender, history and sexuality, technology and transnationality. As bracing as a stiff drink, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands writes the future of noir scholarship in lipstick and chalk lines for film fans and scholars alike.



Dark cinema

Dark cinema Author Jon Tuska
ISBN-10 0313230455
Release 1984
Pages 305
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Dark cinema has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dark cinema also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dark cinema book for free.



Red Harvest

Red Harvest Author Dashiell Hammett
ISBN-10 9780307767486
Release 2010-12-29
Pages 224
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Detective-story master Dashiell Hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest: When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.



Film Remakes

Film Remakes Author Constantine Verevis
ISBN-10 9781137081681
Release 2005
Pages 198
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"This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic account of the phenomenon of cinematic remaking. Drawing upon recent theories of genre and intertextuality, Film Remakes describes remaking as both an elastic concept and a complex situation, one enabled and limited by the interrelated roles and practices of industry, critics, and audiences. This approach to remaking is developed across three broad sections: the first deals with issues of production, including commerce and authors; the second considers genre, plots, and structures; and the third investigates issues of reception, including audiences and institutions"--Provided by publisher.



American Horror Film

American Horror Film Author Steffen Hantke
ISBN-10 160473454X
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 275
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Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self-or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Individual essays profile the work of up-and-coming director Alexandre Aja and reassess William Malone's muchmaligned Feardotcom in the light of the torture debate at the end of President George W. Bush's administration. Other essays look at the economic, social, and formal aspects of the genre; the globalization of the U.S. film industry; the alleged escalation of cinematic violence; and the massive commercial popularity of the remake. Some essays examine specific subgenres-from the teenage horror flick to the serial killer film and the spiritual horror film-as well as the continuing relevance of classic directors such as George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, John Landis, and Stuart Gordon. Essays deliberate on the marketing of nostalgia and its concomitant aesthetic, and the curiously schizophrenic perspective of fans who happen to be scholars as well. Taken together, the contributors to this collection make a compelling case that American horror cinema is as vital, creative, and thought-provoking as it ever was.



The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141911113
Release 2005-07-07
Pages 272
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The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.



Hollywood Heroines

Hollywood Heroines Author Helen Hanson
ISBN-10 1845115627
Release 2007
Pages 251
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The endangered and dangerous female figures of Rebecca, of Jagged Edge and What Lies Beneath have a deserved and enduring fascination. Helen Hanson re-examines these gothic heroines of Hollywood and their meanings, in two of Hollywood's key generic cycles, film noir and the female gothic film. Starting at the beginning, with the origin of these cycles and the ways in which they represented women in the American film industry and culture of the 1940s, she traces their revival in neo-noir and neo-gothic films from the 1980s to the present. She also places the female figures of the femme fatale, female investigator and gothic heroine within the shifting contexts of the film industry and debates in feminist film criticism. Hanson examines a wide range of films from both periods, including Suspicion, Gaslight and Pacific Heights, and gives particular attention to their presentation of female stories, actions and perspectives. She reveals a diversity of female figures, representations and actions in film noir and the female gothic film, and argues that these women are part of a negotiation of female identities, desires and roles across a long historical period. Hollywood Heroines offers us new ways of thinking about classic and contemporary Hollywood heroines, and about the interrelationships of gender and genre.



More Than Night

More Than Night Author James Naremore
ISBN-10 9780520254022
Release 2008-01-14
Pages 384
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Discusses film noir, treating noir as a term in criticism, as an expression of artistic modernism, and as an idea that circulates through all the media.



Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side

Lou Reed  Walk on the Wild Side Author Chris Roberts
ISBN-10 3822822612
Release 2004
Pages 192
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General overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter. This illustrated book provides instant and in-depth access to the film noir genre.



Intercultural Communication for Global Business

Intercultural Communication for Global Business Author Elizabeth A. Tuleja
ISBN-10 9781317361725
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 340
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This book brings together principles and new theories in intercultural communication in a concise and practical manner, focusing on communication as the foundation for management and global leadership. Grounded in the Cultural Intelligence Model, this compact text examines the concepts associated with understanding culture and communication in the global business environment to help readers: • Understand intercultural communication processes. • Improve self-awareness and communication in intercultural settings. • Expand skills in identifying, analyzing, and solving intercultural communication challenges at work. • Evaluate whether one’s communication has been effective. Richly illustrated with examples, activities, real-world applications, and recent case studies that make the content come alive, Intercultural Communication for Global Business is an ideal companion for any business student or manager dedicated to communicating more effectively in a globalized society.



The Philosophy of Film Noir

The Philosophy of Film Noir Author Mark T. Conard
ISBN-10 9780813123776
Release 2006
Pages 248
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Explores philosophical themes and ideas inherent in classic noir and neo-noir films, establishing connections to diverse thinkers ranging from Camus to the Frankfurt School. The authors, each focusing on a different aspect of the genre, explores the philosophical underpinnings of classic films.



The Thin Man

The Thin Man Author Dashiell Hammett
ISBN-10 9780307767509
Release 2011-01-05
Pages 208
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In Dashiell Hammett's famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master's most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.



The Philosophy of Film Noir

The Philosophy of Film Noir Author Mark T. Conard
ISBN-10 0813191815
Release 2007
Pages 248
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From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), the classic film noir is easily recognizable for its unusual lighting, sinister plots, and feeling of paranoia. For critics and fans alike, these films defined an era. The Philosophy of Film Noir explores philosophical themes and ideas inherent in classic noir and neo-noir films, establishing connections to diverse thinkers ranging from Camus to the Frankfurt School. The authors, each focusing on a different aspect of the genre, explore the philosophical underpinnings of classic films such as The Big Sleep (1946), Out of the Past (1947), and Pulp Fiction (1994). They show how existentialism and nihilism dominate the genre as they explore profound themes in a vital area of popular culture.



The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice Author James M. Cain
ISBN-10 9780307772947
Release 2010-11-03
Pages 128
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An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.



Postfeminism and the Fatale Figure in Neo Noir Cinema

Postfeminism and the Fatale Figure in Neo Noir Cinema Author Samantha Lindop
ISBN-10 9781137503596
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 199
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This book is a thought-provoking study that expands on film scholarship on noir and feminist scholarship on postfeminism, subjectivity, and representation to provide an inclusive, sophisticated, and up-to-date analysis of the femme fatale , fille fatale , and homme fatal from the classic era through to recent postmillennial neo-noir .



The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Author Dashiell Hammett
ISBN-10 9780375411250
Release 1972
Pages 644
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Three novels involving private detectives and shady characters tackle homicide, treachery, and corruption.