Neo-Noir by Mark BouldNeo-Noir by Mark Bould


EditorMark Bould, Kathrina Glitre, Greg Tuck

Paperback | June 30, 2009

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Neo-noir knows its past. It knows the rules of the game - and how to break them. From Point Blank (1998) to Oldboy (2003), from Get Carter (2000) to 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004), from Catherine Tramell to Max Payne, neo-noir is a transnational global phenomenon. This wide-ranging collection maps out the terrain, combining genre, stylistic and textual analysis with Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic and industrial approaches. Essays discuss works from the US, UK, France, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and New Zealand; key figures, such as David Lynch, the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino and Sharon Stone; major conventions, such as the femme fatale, paranoia, anxiety, the city and the threat to the self; and the use of sound and colour.

Mark Bould is editor of Science Fiction Film and Television and author of Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005), The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (2008), Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (2009), and The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009). Kathrina Glitre is author of Hollywood Romantic Comedy: States of the ...
Title:Neo-NoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 1 × 0.68 inPublished:June 30, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Notes on ContributorsForeword: 'If Only My Leg Didn't Itch', by Mike HodgesParallax Views: An Introduction, by Mark Bould, Kathrina Glitre, and Greg Tuck1. Under the Neon Rainbow: Colour and Neo-Noir, by Kathrina Glitre2. Audio-Noir: Audiovisuality in Neo-Modernist Noir, by Robert Miklitsch3. Paranoia and Nostalgia: Sonic Motifs and Songs in Neo-Noir, by Helen Hanson4. The End of Work: From Double Indemnity to Body Heat, by Carl Freedman5. Worlds Without Consequence: Two Versions of Film Noir in the 1980s, by Edward Gallafent6. From Lonely Streets to Lonely Rooms: Prefiguration, Affective Responses and the Max Payne Single-Player, by Greg Singh7. The New Lower Depths: Paris in French Neo-Noir Cinema, by Ginette Vincendeau8. The Shadow of Outlaws in Asian Noir: Hiroshima, Hong Kong and Seoul, by Hyangjin Lee9. British Neo-Noir and Reification: Croupier and Dirty Pretty Things, by Mike Wayne10. Laughter in the Dark: Irony, Black Comedy and Noir in the Films of David Lynch, the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino, by Greg Tuck11. A Woman Scorned: The Neo-Noir Erotic Thriller as Revenge Drama, by Linda Ruth Williams12. Neo-Noir's Fatal Woman: Stardom, Survival and Sharon Stone, by Rebecca Feasey13. Fatality Revisited: The Problem of 'Anxiety' in Psychoanalytic-Feminist Approaches to Film Noir, by Suzy Gordon14. The Thin Men: Anorexic Subjectivity in Fight Club and The Machinist, by Sherryl Vint and Mark Bould15. Memento: Pasting Ourselves Together Through Cinema, by Deborah ThomasFilmographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

A fine collection of essays... Essential.