Noir, Now and Then: Film Noir Originals and Remakes, (1944-1999)

Synopsis

This examination of the cinematic style of film noir originals and their neo-noir remakes compares thirty-five films, beginning with Billy Wilder's classic Double Indemnity and concluding with Jim McBrides's Breathless. In-depth analyses of the films explain the qualities and characteristics of film noir, while providing critical readings of both the originals and the remakes. As this study reveals, the noir style significantly impacted American film and neo-noir remakes attest to its continued popularity in cinematic art.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001