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The Resource Hollywood's dark cinema : the American film noir, R. Barton Palmer

Hollywood's dark cinema : the American film noir, R. Barton Palmer

Label
Hollywood's dark cinema : the American film noir
Title
Hollywood's dark cinema
Title remainder
the American film noir
Statement of responsibility
R. Barton Palmer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Americans have been fantastically preoccupied with rediscovery in recent years. Our rock 'n roll stars are as popular in their sixties as they were in the sixties, penny loafers are au courant, grass is once again the preferred carpet for our beloved ballparks, and scholars and moviegoers alike (not to mention the movie industry) have rediscovered the classic Hollywood studio film
  • Long despised as thoughtless fodder designed strictly for commercial purposes, the studio film is now viewed as among the most interesting and informative of cultural products available. Of all the classic forms of Hollywood cinema, though, perhaps the most intriguing and unusual is the edgy, blistering authentic postwar picture known as film noir
  • These morbid tales of criminality, fatal attraction, and social failure are now the subject of scholarly writing, international film festivals, and high-ticket Hollywood remakes
  • R. Barton Palmer's thoughtful and exhaustive study details this "new" darling of critics, scholars, and fans with astonishing depth. Dark cinema, appropriately, has the most complex and elusive background of any Hollywood genre; it is, in fact, not a genre at all, but rather a set of common themes found in films belonging to established genres. Palmer's examination thus begins with the Hollywood genre film and its requisite characters, plots, and settings
  • With this background of studio system production in place, Palmer traces the advent of the film noir in the cold light of industry aims, target audiences, censorship, and the role Hollywood played in American society. In subsequent chapters, he investigates the film noir in all its guises: the crime melodrama, the detective film, the thriller, and the woman's picture
  • In so doing, no favorite is missed: Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Edward Dmytryk, Billy Wilder, Orson Welles as well as other top directors and their films noir
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, R. Barton
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Twayne's filmmakers series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Film noir
Label
Hollywood's dark cinema : the American film noir, R. Barton Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography, bibliographical references, 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
1. Notions of Noir -- 2. Dark Love: The Noir Crime Melodrama -- 3. Discovering the Darkness: The Noir Detective Film -- 4. Lost in the Dark: The Noir Thriller -- 5. Trapped in the Dark: The Noir Woman's Picture -- 6. Conclusion
Control code
29184708
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780805793246
Lccn
93033666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1583770
Label
Hollywood's dark cinema : the American film noir, R. Barton Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography, bibliographical references, 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
1. Notions of Noir -- 2. Dark Love: The Noir Crime Melodrama -- 3. Discovering the Darkness: The Noir Detective Film -- 4. Lost in the Dark: The Noir Thriller -- 5. Trapped in the Dark: The Noir Woman's Picture -- 6. Conclusion
Control code
29184708
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780805793246
Lccn
93033666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1583770

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