Dark Cinema: American Film Noir in Cultural Perspective

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DARK CINEMA
American Film Noir in Cultural Perspective

JON TUSKA

Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, Number 9

Greenwood Press Westport, Connecticut ● London, England

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Dark Cinema: American Film Noir in Cultural Perspective
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xi
  • Author's Note xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Part I - Literary Antecedents 1
  • 1 - Tragedy 3
  • 2 - Hostages of Fate 43
  • Part II - Cinematic Antecedents 103
  • 3 - German Expressionist Cinema 105
  • 4 - American Cinema between the Wars 125
  • Part III - American Film Noir 147
  • 5 - The Film Noir Canon 149
  • 6 - Noir Women 199
  • 7 - Noir Men 215
  • 8 - Noir Directors 233
  • Notes 241
  • Chronology and Filmography of Films Noirs 263
  • Bibliography 273
  • Index 283
  • About the Author *
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