A Companion to Film Noir

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An authoritative companion that offers a wide-ranging thematic survey of this enduringly popular cultural form and includes scholarship from both established and emerging scholars as well as analysis of film noir's influence on other media including television and graphic novels.
  • Covers a wealth of new approaches to film noir and neo-noir that explore issues ranging from conceptualization to cross-media influences
  • Features chapters exploring the wider ‘noir mediascape’ of television, graphic novels and radio
  • Reflects the historical and geographical reach of film noir, from the 1920s to the present and in a variety of national cinemas
  • Includes contributions from both established and emerging scholars
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Andrew Spicer is Reader in Cultural History at the University of the West of England, UK. His principal research interests lie in film and cultural history, including genre, stardom and constructions of masculinity, British cinema, and the role of producers and screenwriters in film-making. He has published widely on all these topics, including Typical Men (2003) and Sydney Box (2006), and three volumes on film noir: Film Noir (2002), European Film Noir (2007), and the Historical Dictionary of Film Noir (2010). He is currently co-editing a volume about film producers, and writing a study of Sean Connery.

Helen Hanson is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research interests cover adaptation, gender and genre, film history, film style and technology, with a particular focus on the history of Hollywood.  She has written articles and chapters on these topics, and has authored Hollywood Heroines: Film Noir and the Female Gothic Film (2007) and co-edited The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts (2010). She also has a forthcoming book on the evolution of sound technology, sound craft and film style in Hollywood cinema from 1931–1950.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jun 27, 2013
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Pages
544
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ISBN
9781118523711
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism
Photography / Techniques / Cinematography & Videography
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