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The Philosophy of Neo-Noir

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Film noir is a classic genre characterized by visual elements such as tilted camera angles, skewed scene compositions, and an interplay between darkness and light. Common motifs include crime and punishment, the upheaval of traditional moral values, and a pessimistic stance on the meaning of life and on the place of humankind in the universe. Spanning the 1940s and 1950s, ...more
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by University Press of Kentucky (first published January 5th 2006)
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Memento, Blade Runner, Chinatown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Point Blank, A Simple Plan, Hard Eight, Miami Vice, and several films by the Coen brothers receive in depth analyses as the style and themes of neo-noir are developed along with such philosophy themes as subjectivity, personal identity, knowledge, justice guilt, and redemption. Thirteen essays that move the ball from noir to neo-noir with plenty of meat whether your perspective is film theory, philosophy, or cultural studies. Includ ...more
Jay Clifton

The rich possibilities for describing difficult philosophical ideas through interplay and comparison with the narratives of a film genre are fully realised in this excellent collection of 13 essays, all written by academics, mostly either professors or assistant professors of Philosophy from various American universities.

The credentials of the contributors, outlined in the Contributors pages, are impressive, but more impressive are the effort they have made to be understandable outside of academ
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Mark T. Conard earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Temple University in Philadelphia, and is now Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, he’s the co-editor of The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001), and Woody Allen and Philosophy (2004), both published by Open Court Press; and is editor of The Philosophy of Film Noir (2006), Th ...more
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