Publisher: Scarecrow Press (March 25, 1999)
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vintage movie noir was once Hollywood's "dark cinema" of crime and corruption; a style underpinned by way of a tone of existential cynicism which stripped naked the parable of the yankee Dream and provided a bleak, nightmarish imaginative and prescient of a fragmented society that rhymed with the various social realities of forties and fifties America.Mean Streets and Raging Bulls explores how, because its obvious death within the past due fifties, the noir style has been revitalized throughout the post-studio period. The e-book is split into sections. within the first, the evolution of movie noir is contextualized in terms of either American cinema's commercial transformation and the post-Depression historical past of the USA. within the moment, the evolution of neo-noir and its relation to vintage movie noir is illustrated by means of certain connection with consultant texts together with Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974), evening strikes (Arthur Penn, 1975), Taxi motive force (Martin Scorsese, 1976), Blood uncomplicated (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1984), After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985), Sea of affection (Harold Becker, 1989), Resevoir canine (Quentin Tarantino, 1992), and Romeo is Bleeding (Peter Medak, 1994).