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Bould, Mark: Film Noir. From Berlin to Sin City. (Short Cuts, 27.) London: Wallflower, 2005. (144 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1904764509
BibTeX citation key: Bould2005
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Sin City", Adaption, Comic-Verfilmung, Kriminalcomics, Miller. Frank, USA
Creators: Bould
Publisher: Wallflower (London)
Film Noir explores the murky world of a genre responsible for many of films most enduring images. Mark Bould discusses problems of definition and the often ambiguous nature of film noir and looks at modern films that could be called neo-noir. Iconic and enduring, film noir attracted great stars (Bogart, Bacall, Mitchum, Lancaster), many of the best directors of the era (Wilder, Lang, Preminger, Hawks, Siodmak, Welles) and this book is an indispensible guide to this popular genre.

Table of Contents 

A note on terminology

On dangerous ground: introducing film noir (1)
1. The set-up: fabricating film noir (13)
2. Out of the past: the prehistory of film noir (24)
3. Dark passage: the main cycle of film noir (50)
4. Against all odds: neo-noir (92)
Afterword: kiss tomorrow goodbye (108)

Index of names

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