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Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television

Film Noir and the Possibilities of Hollywood

Authors: Deyo, Nathaniel

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  • Offers close, detailed readings of well-known noirs, taking the full measure of their formal and stylistic achievements above and beyond their enactment of some pre-established understanding of what it means--formally or ideologically--to be a “film noir”
  • Looks at noir in the popular imagination, as a fetish object for both online cinephile communities and a point of reference for decidedly non-cinephile media objects
  • Expands upon and challenges existing academic discourse surrounding noir, refusing to “flatten” the films under consideration into a single, homogenous text
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Built around close readings of 11 noir films, this book seeks to refresh our understanding of “film noir” by returning to the films themselves. Pushing against totalizing or generalizing approaches, which may have the unintended effect of flattening out significant distinctions and differences between individual approaches, Film Noir and the Possibilities of Hollywood argues for the importance of staying attuned the varied and variegated formal, aesthetic and thematic strategies at work in individual films. By focusing on these strategies, the book invites readers to consider anew the enabling possibilities of Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era.


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Nathaniel Deyo is a lecturer in the Composition Program at the University of Miami, Florida, USA.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Film Noir and the Possibilities of Hollywood
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37058-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37058-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37057-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 213
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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