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Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity

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Film noir remains one of the most enduring legacies of 1940s and '50s Hollywood. Populated by double-crossing, unsavory characters, this pioneering film style explored a shadow side of American life during a period of tremendous prosperity and optimism. Edward Dimendberg compellingly demonstrates how film noir is preoccupied with modernity - particularly the urban landscap ...more
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published June 15th 2004 by Harvard University Press (first published 2004)
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Fantastic. Dimendberg examines the "spaces of modernity" with a civil engineer's precision while providing extremely substantive readings of major noir texts. Original and provocative work.
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