Film Noir

Film Noir: Selected full-text books and articles

The Philosophy of Film Noir
Mark T. Conard.
University Press of Kentucky, 2006
Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia
Wheeler Winston Dixon.
Edinburgh University Press, 2009
Shades of Noir: A Reader
Joan Copjec.
Verso, 1993
Dark Cinema: American Film Noir in Cultural Perspective
Jon Tuska.
Greenwood Press, 1984
Dames in the Driver's Seat: Rereading Film Noir
Jans B. Wager.
University of Texas Press, 2005
Genre and Hollywood
Steve Neale.
Routledge, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Film Noir"
Noir, Now and Then: Film Noir Originals and Remakes, (1944-1999)
Ronald Schwartz.
Greenwood Press, 2001
American Dark Comedy: Beyond Satire
Wes D. Gehring.
Greenwood Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "When Film Noir Becomes Dark Comedy"
X-Ray Visions: Radiography, Chiaroscuro, and the Fantasy of Unsuspicion in Film Noir
Manon, Hugh S.
Film Criticism, Vol. 32, No. 2, Winter 2007
Genre Theory in the Context of the Noir and Post-Noir Film
Orr, Christopher.
Film Criticism, Vol. 22, No. 1, Fall 1997
Class, Crime, and Film Noir: Labor, the Fugitive Outsider, and the Anti-Authoritarian Tradition
Broe, Dennis.
Social Justice, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2003
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema
Yvonne Tasker.
Routledge, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "'New Hollywood,' New Film Noir and the Femme Fatale"
Dreams & Dead Ends: The American Gangster Film
Jack Shadoian.
Oxford University Press, 2003 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Dark Transformations: The Descent into Noir"
Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear
Steffen Hantke.
University Press of Mississippi, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "Horror Meets Noir: The Evolution of Cinematic Style, 1931-1958" begins on p. 191
Film and Politics in America: A Social Tradition
Brian Nerve.
Routledge, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Film Noir and Society"
Screen Christologies: Redemption and the Medium of Film
Christopher Deacy.
University of Wales Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Film Noir as a Repository of Theological Significance" and Chap. 5 "The Theological Basis of Redemption in Film Noir"
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