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In lonely places : film noir beyond the city

Author: Imogen Sara Smith
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The author investigates the alienation expressed by film noir, pinpointing its motivation in the conflict between desires for escape, autonomy and freedom. This survey examines how film noir reflected radical changes in the physical and social landscapes of postwar America, defining the genre's contribution to the eternal debate between the values of individualism and community"--Provided by publisher.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Imogen Sara.
In lonely places.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011
(DLC) 2011025546
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Imogen Sara Smith
ISBN: 9780786463053 0786463058 9780786489084 0786489081
OCLC Number: 929366767
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 247 p.) : ill
Contents: Introduction --
Imaginary prisons: noir and the city --
In exile at home: noir between two worlds --
Maximum security: domestic noir --
The tyranny of neighbors: small-town noir --
Blind highways: noir on the road --
Mirage of safety: noir on the Mexican border --
Lone and level sands: desert noir --
Past sunset: noir westerns --
Private traps: noir in the mind.
Responsibility: Imogen Sara Smith.


Focuses on film noir set in non-urban settings. Through detailed readings of over 100 films set in suburbs, small towns, on the road, in the desert, borderlands and the vast, empty West, this  Read more...


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