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Film noir and the cinema of paranoia [electronic resource] / Wheeler Winston Dixon.

By: Dixon, Wheeler W, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (viii, 198 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780748630318 (electronic bk.); 0748630317 (electronic bk.); 9780748623990 (hbk.); 074862399X (hbk.); 9780748624003 (pbk.); 0748624007 (pbk.).Subject(s): Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism | Film noir -- Great Britain -- History and criticism | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Film noir and the cinema of paranoia.DDC classification: 791.43/655 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The dream of return -- The postwar bubble -- The 1950s death trip -- The flip side of the 1960s -- The failure of culture -- Living in fear -- Appendix: A galleryof classi noir 'heavies.'
Summary: Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia is an overview of 20th- and 21st-century noir and fatalist film practice from 1945 onwards. The book demonstrates the ways in which American cinema has inculcated a climate of fear in our daily lives, as reinforced, starting in the 1950s, by television, and later videocassettes, the web, and the Internet, to create, by the early 21st century a hypersurveillant atmosphere in which no one can avoid the barrage of images that continually assault our senses. The book begins with the return of American soldiers from World War II, 'liberated' from war in the Paci.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-185) and index.

The dream of return -- The postwar bubble -- The 1950s death trip -- The flip side of the 1960s -- The failure of culture -- Living in fear -- Appendix: A galleryof classi noir 'heavies.'

Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia is an overview of 20th- and 21st-century noir and fatalist film practice from 1945 onwards. The book demonstrates the ways in which American cinema has inculcated a climate of fear in our daily lives, as reinforced, starting in the 1950s, by television, and later videocassettes, the web, and the Internet, to create, by the early 21st century a hypersurveillant atmosphere in which no one can avoid the barrage of images that continually assault our senses. The book begins with the return of American soldiers from World War II, 'liberated' from war in the Paci.

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