When it appeared in France in 1955, A Panorama of American Film Noir was the first book ever on the genre. Now this classic is at last available in English translation. This clairvoyant study of Hollywood film noir is "a â€˜benchmarkâ€™ for all later work on the topic" (James Naremore). A Panorama of American Film Noir addresses the essential amorality of its subject from a decidedly Surrealist angle, focusing on noirâ€™s dreamlike, unwonted, erotic, ambivalent, and cruel atmosphere, and setting it in the social context of mid-century America.
Raymond Borde (b. 1920), founder of the CinÃ©mathÃ¨que de Toulouse, has written extensively on film history.
Etienne Chaumeton was the film critic of the Toulouse newspaper La DÃ©pÃªche until his recent death.
Author : Raymond Borde
ISBN : 087286412X
Language : English
No of Pages : 200
Edition : First Thus
Publication Date : 11/1/2002
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.43x5.2x0.71
Book weight : 0.01
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