French and American Noir

Dark Crossings

  • Authors
  • Alistair Rolls
  • Deborah Walker

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alistair Rolls, Deborah Walker
    Pages 1-5
  3. Deborah Walker
    Pages 149-167
  4. Deborah Walker
    Pages 168-183
  5. Deborah Walker
    Pages 184-199
  6. Alistair Rolls, Deborah Walker
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 200-229

About this book


A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage.


America bibliography Charles Baudelaire concept film French Jazz knowledge media tradition

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35865-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24482-5
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