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    DescriptionDirectors discussed include the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Michael Mann, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, and Quentin Tarantino A world-weary detective, a seductive femme fatale, a mysterious murder--these elements of classic film noir live again in more recent hardboiled detective films from "Chinatown" to "Sin City." But the themes and styles of noir have also spilled over into contemporary films about gangsters, cops, and serial killers, such as "Reservoir Dogs," "The Departed," and" Se7en." New hybrid genres have been created, including psycho-noirs such as "Memento," techno-noirs such as "The Matrix," and superhero noirs like "The Dark Knight." Beginning by showing how neo-noirs have drawn upon contemporary social and historical events as well as the latest technological advances in filmmaking, this book then discusses the landmark neo-noirs, the cult auteur figures of neo-noir, international films, and the remakes that put a new spin on past noirs. The main credits and a plot summary are given for each movies--including "Fargo," " Get Carter," "L.A. Confidential," "Mulholland Drive," " Oldboy," and "Pulp Fiction--"followed by an in-depth analysis containing original insights into the film's meaning. Also included are fascinating facts, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and lively quotes from the cast and crew.

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    Contemporary Film Noir from Chinatown to the Dark Knight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Douglas Keesey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842433119
    ISBN 10: 1842433113

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030, PER004040
    DC22: 791.436
    BIC subject category V2: APFN
    DC22: 791.436556
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN1995.9.F54 K44 2010
    Thema V1.0: ATFN
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour photos
    Kamera Books
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    Kamera Books
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
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    Author Information
    Douglas Keesey is a professor of film and literature at California Polytechnic State University. His other titles include "Catherine Breillat," "Don DeLillo," "Erotic Cinema," "Jack Nicholson," "Peter Greenaway," and "Paul Verhoeven."