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A panorama of American film noir, 1941-1953, Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton ; introduction by James Naremore ; translated from the French by Paul Hammond

Label
A panorama of American film noir, 1941-1953
Title
A panorama of American film noir, 1941-1953
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton ; introduction by James Naremore ; translated from the French by Paul Hammond
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Explores the history of American film noir, focusing on its dreamlike, erotic, ambivalent, and cruel atmosphere, and setting it in the social context of mid-twentieth century America
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Borde, Raymond
Dewey number
791.43/655
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.F54
LC item number
B67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947 July 19-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chaumeton, Étienne
  • Hammond, Paul
  • City Lights Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Film noir
Label
A panorama of American film noir, 1941-1953, Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton ; introduction by James Naremore ; translated from the French by Paul Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 165-228
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A season in Hell or the snows of yesteryear? / James Naremore -- Preface / Marcel Duhamel -- 1. Introduction (The "noir series" -- The series idea -- A preliminary) -- 2. Toward a definition of film noir (The crime adventure story -- Psychological ambiguity -- Moral ambivalence -- The theme of violence -- The strange -- The disapperance of psychological bearings and a specific sense of malaise -- 3. The sources of film noir (Literature -- Psychoanalysis -- The social context and the influence of the war -- European sources -- Gangster and horror films, and the cartoon) -- 4. The war years and the formation of a style (1941-1945) (1941, a pivotal year in Hollywood -- The Maltese Falcon -- The Shanghai Gesture -- This Gun for Hire -- The contributions of Otto Preminger,Billy Wilder, Curtis Bernhardt, and Fritz Lang -- The rallying of academicism -- The "noirified" period film)
  • The glory days (1946-1948) (The end of the war and its consequences -- 1946: Gilda, The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake -- 1947: The Lady from Shanghai, Dark Passage -- 1948: Sorry, Wrong Number, Ride the Pink Horse -- Minor productions -- Films about criminal psychology -- Hitchcock's oeuvre -- Police documentaries, and gangster and prison films) -- 6. Decadence and transformation (1948-1950 (Film noir's integration in adjacent series: He Walked by Night, The Enforcer, White Heat -- Three successful Elia Kazan, Jules Dassin, and John Huston films -- A noir version of amour fou: Gun Crazy) -- 7. The demise of a series (1951-1953) (New series: science-fiction, anti-Communist films, and the myth of the "thinking cop" -- Macao and the return of Sternberg -- Stangers on a Train -- The neorealist detective film -- A poetic transposition of the noir series: The Band Wagon)
  • 8. Influences (Noir's influence on the feature-length social documentary: Crossfire, Thieves' Highway, The Set-Up -- The psychoanalytical series -- Parodies and cartoons -- European film noirs) -- 9. French film noirs -- 10. A balance sheet (The validity of cinema criticism and its methods -- A technical assessment of the noir series -- Eroticism of the thriller -- Moral questions -- The role of violence -- A psychosocial balance sheet -- Net assets and liabilities -- A season in hell)
Control code
50124706
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780872864122
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002073843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A panorama of American film noir, 1941-1953, Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton ; introduction by James Naremore ; translated from the French by Paul Hammond
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 165-228
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A season in Hell or the snows of yesteryear? / James Naremore -- Preface / Marcel Duhamel -- 1. Introduction (The "noir series" -- The series idea -- A preliminary) -- 2. Toward a definition of film noir (The crime adventure story -- Psychological ambiguity -- Moral ambivalence -- The theme of violence -- The strange -- The disapperance of psychological bearings and a specific sense of malaise -- 3. The sources of film noir (Literature -- Psychoanalysis -- The social context and the influence of the war -- European sources -- Gangster and horror films, and the cartoon) -- 4. The war years and the formation of a style (1941-1945) (1941, a pivotal year in Hollywood -- The Maltese Falcon -- The Shanghai Gesture -- This Gun for Hire -- The contributions of Otto Preminger,Billy Wilder, Curtis Bernhardt, and Fritz Lang -- The rallying of academicism -- The "noirified" period film)
  • The glory days (1946-1948) (The end of the war and its consequences -- 1946: Gilda, The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake -- 1947: The Lady from Shanghai, Dark Passage -- 1948: Sorry, Wrong Number, Ride the Pink Horse -- Minor productions -- Films about criminal psychology -- Hitchcock's oeuvre -- Police documentaries, and gangster and prison films) -- 6. Decadence and transformation (1948-1950 (Film noir's integration in adjacent series: He Walked by Night, The Enforcer, White Heat -- Three successful Elia Kazan, Jules Dassin, and John Huston films -- A noir version of amour fou: Gun Crazy) -- 7. The demise of a series (1951-1953) (New series: science-fiction, anti-Communist films, and the myth of the "thinking cop" -- Macao and the return of Sternberg -- Stangers on a Train -- The neorealist detective film -- A poetic transposition of the noir series: The Band Wagon)
  • 8. Influences (Noir's influence on the feature-length social documentary: Crossfire, Thieves' Highway, The Set-Up -- The psychoanalytical series -- Parodies and cartoons -- European film noirs) -- 9. French film noirs -- 10. A balance sheet (The validity of cinema criticism and its methods -- A technical assessment of the noir series -- Eroticism of the thriller -- Moral questions -- The role of violence -- A psychosocial balance sheet -- Net assets and liabilities -- A season in hell)
Control code
50124706
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780872864122
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002073843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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