Horror noir : where cinema's dark sisters meet (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Horror noir : where cinema's dark sisters meet

Horror noir : where cinema's dark sisters meet

Author: Paul Meehan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This critical survey examines the relationships between horror and film noir. Included are the films based on popular horror/mystery radio shows, the works of Val Lewton, and Alfred Hitchcock's stories. Also discussed are gothic and costume horror noirs; the noir of recent films; and film noir aspects of the Hannibal Lecter movies and other serial-killer thrillers"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Meehan
ISBN: 9780786445974 0786445971
OCLC Number: 617425066
Description: vi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Horror and fantasy elements in classic films noir --
Horror noir in the 1930s --
The Val Lewton/Jacques Tourneur noir legacy --
Horror noir from radioland --
Monster noir --
Gothic and costume noir --
Horror noir in the 1950s --
Hitchcock's psychological ghosts and doppelgängers --
Modern horror noir in the 1960s --
Horror noirs of the 1970s and '80s --
The noir horrors of Hannibal the cannibal --
The mean streets of hell --
Conclusion : horror and film noir: the dark genres.
Responsibility: Paul Meehan.


Examines the historical and thematic relationships between two of the cinema's most popular genres: horror and film noir. The influence of 1930s and 1940s-era horror films on the development of noir  Read more...


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