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International Noir

Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer


This volume examines the influence of noir for global cinema. Close historical analysis of British and national cinemas, especially French and Japanese noir, demonstrates the global popularity of both film noir’s cinematic style and narrative. A chapter devoted to British noir explores the history, style, and innovations of this burgeoning style for the pre- and post-War British film industry. Two chapters explore the historical and continuing interdependence French film and noir, from Poetic Realism through the New Wave to contemporary films. Contemporary French noirs have developed an intert ... More

Keywords: Film Noir, Global Cinema, British Cinema, French Cinema, Japanese Film, Scandinavian Noir, India Film, Neo-Noir, Post-Noir

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748691104
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Homer B. Pettey, editor
University of Arizona

R. Barton Palmer, editor
Clemson University

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