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Author Palmer, R. Barton, 1946-

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

Published New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.43655 PALM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Twayne's filmmakers series.
Twayne's filmmakers series.
Bibliography Includes filmography, bibliographical references, and index.
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.
Summary The focus here is on a type of Hollywood film that has long been designated by a French critical term: film noir, or 'dark cinema'. Dark cinema, we may say, has enjoyed two periods of popularity, only the first of which will be treated here in significant detail.
Subject Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History.
ISBN 0805793356 (paperback)