A Companion to Film Noir

A Companion to Film Noir

Editor(s): Andrew Spicer, Helen Hanson

Published Online: 3 JUL 2013 11:17AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444336276

Online ISBN: 9781118523728

DOI: 10.1002/9781118523728

About this Book

An authoritative companion that offers a wide-ranging thematic survey of this enduringly popular cultural form and includes scholarship from both established and emerging scholars as well as analysis of film noir's influence on other media including television and graphic novels.

  • Covers a wealth of new approaches to film noir and neo-noir that explore issues ranging from conceptualization to cross-media influences
  • Features chapters exploring the wider 'noir mediascape' of television, graphic novels and radio
  • Reflects the historical and geographical reach of film noir, from the 1920s to the present and in a variety of national cinemas
  • Includes contributions from both established and emerging scholars

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Conceptualizing Film Noir

  2. Part II: Hidden, Hybrid, and Transmedia Histories and Influences

  3. Part III: Social, Industrial, and Commercial Contexts

  4. Part IV: The Fabric of Film Noir - Style and Performance

  5. Part V: Identities and Film Noir

  6. Part VI: Noir in Other Forms

  7. Part VII: New Geographies of Film Noir

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