The philosophy of film noir /

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Imprint:Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2006.
Description:xv, 248 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Film noir -- History and criticism.
Film noir.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Conard, Mark T., 1965-
ISBN:9780813123776 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813123771 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. The Essence and Elements of Noir
  • Nietzsche and the Meaning and Definition of Noir
  • A Darker Shade: Realism in Neo-Noir
  • Moral Clarity and Practical Reason in Film Noir
  • Cherchez la Femme Fatale: The Mother of Film Noir
  • From Sherlock Holmes to the Hard-Boiled Detective in Film Noir
  • Part 2. Existentialism and Nihilism in Film Noir
  • Film Noir and the Meaning of Life
  • The Horizon of Disenchantment: Film Noir, Camus, and the Vicissitudes of Descent
  • Symbolism, Meaning, and Nihilism in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction
  • Part 3. Six Classic Films Noirs
  • Film Noir and the Frankfurt School: America as Wasteland in Edgar Ulmer's Detour
  • Knowledge, Morality, and Tragedy in The Killers and Out of the Past
  • Moral Man in the Dark City: Film Noir, the Postwar Religious Revival, and The Accused
  • On Reason and Passion in The Maltese Falcon
  • Ride the Pink Horse: Money, Mischance, Murder, and the Monads of Film Noir
  • Contributors
  • Index