The philosophy of film noir

By Porfirio, Robert & Conard, Mark T.

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ISBN
978-0-81312-377-6
Publisher
Lexington, Ken. : University Press of Kentucky, c2005.


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Reviewed on December 8, 2005

When Nietzsche declared "God is dead," little did he know he was helping to launch a new cinematic genre characterized by shady characters and seamy plotlines involving fallen women, murder and betrayal. But noir is inevitably more than just stylish filmmaking or the marriage between American hard-boiled fiction and German expressionism, according to the philosophers, film historians and English professors who contributed to this book: film noir "challenged wi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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