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The Resource Film noir, American workers, and postwar Hollywood, Dennis Broe ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin

Film noir, American workers, and postwar Hollywood, Dennis Broe ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin

Label
Film noir, American workers, and postwar Hollywood
Title
Film noir, American workers, and postwar Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Broe ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since French critics began using the term film noir in the mid-1940s, a clear definition of the genre has remained elusive. Though sometimes defined visually, there is more to film noir than meets the eye. This interdisciplinary examination argues for the central importance of class in the creation of film noir and demonstrates how the form itself came to fruition during one of the most active periods of working-class agitation and middle-class antagonism in American history." "After World War II, the crime film centered around the movement of its protagonist outside the law. This movement was congruent with postwar labor movements that were forced to use extralegal means because of the increasing pressure applied by new legislation such as the Taft-Hartley Act, which declared strikes to be illegal. At the same time, many unionists were driven out of the industries they helped to organize by the House Un-American Activities Committee. It is during this period that noir became a lament, with protagonists moving further outside the law to seek justice and with these struggles written on their battered corpses at the end of the film." "Expanding this investigation into Cold War and post-9/11 America, Broe extends his analysis of the ways film noir is intimately connected to labor history. The constructed nature of the cold war and its lurch toward conservatism points to the war on terrorism and the struggles within and between global capital, class, race, and gender."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broe, Dennis
Dewey number
791.43/6556
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.F54
LC item number
B76 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Working in the Americas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film noir
  • Crime films
  • Working class in motion pictures
Label
Film noir, American workers, and postwar Hollywood, Dennis Broe ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let a thousand fetish objects bloom -- The Home-front detective as dissident lawman (and -woman): Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich, and 1940s Hollywood -- Noir part 1: socialism in one genre: wildcat strikers, fugitive outsiders, and a savage lament -- Noir part 2: fugitive kinds -- The McCarthyite crime film: the time of the (quasi-scientific) toad (criminal/informer/vigilante cops versus psychotic fugitives) -- The neo-noirers: fugitives, surrealists, and the return of the degenerate detective -- Crime films of each film noir period
Control code
226356616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780813033228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226356616
Label
Film noir, American workers, and postwar Hollywood, Dennis Broe ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let a thousand fetish objects bloom -- The Home-front detective as dissident lawman (and -woman): Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich, and 1940s Hollywood -- Noir part 1: socialism in one genre: wildcat strikers, fugitive outsiders, and a savage lament -- Noir part 2: fugitive kinds -- The McCarthyite crime film: the time of the (quasi-scientific) toad (criminal/informer/vigilante cops versus psychotic fugitives) -- The neo-noirers: fugitives, surrealists, and the return of the degenerate detective -- Crime films of each film noir period
Control code
226356616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780813033228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226356616

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