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Characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Nicholas Christopher Noir” and goes on to analyze than three hundred films from to the present Imbuing the language of film with the lyricism in the Night Film Noir Kindle so praised in his novels Christopher draws from his vast knowledge of literature to explore the genre's numerous influences Although it was a French critic who coined the term “film noir” Christopher ar. If you like watching the film noirs this might be a good read for you The lively interesting discussion of the film noirs at times veers off into the intellectual ie Freud but I liked the book for the most part Author's fave noirs are also mine OUT OF THE PAST and GUN CRAZY The movies' plot summaries often contain spoilers so reader beware The nice checklists of film noirs are both the classic and the so called neo noir movies

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Read & download è Somewhere in the Night Film Noir and the American City 102 ☆ ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Somewhere in the Night Film Noir and the American City By Nicholas Christopher ✍ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Starting with the classic Out of the Past Christopher takes us on the grand Gues that Americans had been shooting films in the genre years even before the term was invented Citing cultural social and historical influences from all over the world he effortlessly guides us through the labyrinthThis edition includes a new afterword and expanded filmography making this bold and thoroughly researched book relevant and comprehensive than ever. I read this book for analysis of the femme fatale which it gave me though I wouldn't say this is the most organized or necessarily scholarly book out there

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Somewhere in the Night Film Noir and the American CityStarting the Night Film Noir MOBI #190 with the the Night PDF #202 classic Out of the Past Christopher takes us on the grand tour of the great film noirs With style and Somewhere in PDFEPUB or humor he identifies the genre's central motif “The city as labyrinth is key to entering the psychological and aesthetic framework of the film in the Night PDFEPUB #188. Mixed feelings on this one Some of the in depth analysis of particular films is good Dead Reckoning stands out but this comes off much as personal essay than a really valuable analysis for a wide audience Perhaps that's what Mr Christopher was intending or perhaps he let his novelisticpoetic tendencies most of his published work is in those media get in the way of a thoroughgoing analysis of the subject He's sloppy in his research at times Frank Capra was NOT native born; Fritz Lang didn't direct Beware My Lovely and he seems at times to come to the genre with preconceived notions that get in the way of a measured and nuanced approach eg claiming that Rififi is not noir because it's French though its director is American in one sentence and being similarly dismissive of all other non American attempts but going on at very great length about The Usual Suspects surely not as self evidently noir as the author supposes He overuses the 'labyrinth' motif and makes some fairly ridiculous claims Shakespeare the proto noir writer and his slighting of the creative elements besides the directors and cinematographers sometimes detracts from his otherwise solid descriptions of the action No mention of such luminaries as Ida Lupino or Dan DuryeaThat said the novelistic approach does keep things interesting and he does spend a fair amount of time on some of the lesser known examples in the style So overall worth a read but certainly not the first book you should look for if you're interested in noir