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Film Noir and the Possibilities of Hollywood

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Part of the Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television book series (CRFT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paradigmatic and Conventional

  3. Auteurist Noir

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Nathaniel Deyo
      Pages 115-140
  4. Noir and History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Nathaniel Deyo
      Pages 197-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book

Introduction

Built around close readings of 11 noir films, this book seeks to refresh our understanding of “film noir” by returning to the films themselves. Pushing against totalizing or generalizing approaches, which may have the unintended effect of flattening out significant distinctions and differences between individual approaches, Film Noir and the Possibilities of Hollywood argues for the importance of staying attuned the varied and variegated formal, aesthetic and thematic strategies at work in individual films. By focusing on these strategies, the book invites readers to consider anew the enabling possibilities of Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era.


Keywords

Film Aesthetics Film Noir Hollywood Film Theory Film History Film Philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

About the authors

Nathaniel Deyo is a lecturer in the Composition Program at the University of Miami, Florida, USA.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Film Noir and the Possibilities of Hollywood
  • Authors Nathaniel Deyo
  • Series Title Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37058-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37057-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37060-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37058-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 213
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Close Reading
    Genre
    American Cinema and TV
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Reviews

“While Film Noir and the Possibilities of Hollywood should be of special interest to scholars of film noir, the book also proves to be a meaningful addition to the broader field of film and media studies.” (Heather Duerre Humann, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Vol. 48 (3), 2020)