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The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies : spies, noirs, and trust, Robert von Hallberg

Label
The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies : spies, noirs, and trust
Title
The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies
Title remainder
spies, noirs, and trust
Statement of responsibility
Robert von Hallberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Film noir is by definition dark, but not, this book argues, desperate. Characters in noir movies repeatedly implore one another, 'Trust me!' Although trust may not save the characters, it is often a horizon of hope. Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the first noir, The Maltese Falcon (1941), and other early examples such as The Big Sleep and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatus, this philosophical study sets out what audiences may understand about the representations of trust and commitment that noirs and spies propose. Recent films about international intrigue, the author posits, depict what happens when individuals give their primary allegiance to the state, and the moral consequences of that position are a major subject of this thought-provoking book." -- Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Von Hallberg, Robert
Dewey number
791.43/655
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
V66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Recencies series: research and recovery in twentieth-century American poetics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film noir
  • Spy films
  • Film noir
  • Spy films
  • United States
Label
The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies : spies, noirs, and trust, Robert von Hallberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) 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
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I. Noirs. Work - Trust - Alone - Men you can trust - Women you can't - Quick change -- Part II. Spies. State service - Privacy -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Control code
904144351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9780826351623
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2015006092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904144351
Label
The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies : spies, noirs, and trust, Robert von Hallberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) 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
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I. Noirs. Work - Trust - Alone - Men you can trust - Women you can't - Quick change -- Part II. Spies. State service - Privacy -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Control code
904144351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9780826351623
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2015006092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904144351

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