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Published: 28 February 2019

152 Pages | 12 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198791744

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Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

James Naremore

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers the fascinating genre of film noir, discussing what makes a film 'noirified', and why these films are so difficult to categorize
  • Highlights the key themes, films, and styles of film noir
  • Discusses some of the most iconic film noirs, among them The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, The Third Man, Chinatown, Devil in a Blue Dress, and Lost Highway
  • Considers how noir also manifests in literature, theatre, radio, and television
  • Written by the author of the prize-winning More Than Night
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide