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Film noir and Los Angeles

Spicer, Andrew H.

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An overview of the different ways in which Los Angeles has been represented in film noir and neo-noir, so films from the 1940s to the present, from Double Indemnity (1944) to Collateral (2004). The essay explores the particular relationship between Los Angeles' image and reputation as a dystopian vision of the future city and the inconoclastic 'genre' of film noir.

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Spicer, A. H. (2011). Film noir and Los Angeles. In G. Solomons (Ed.), World Film Locations: Los AngelesIntellect

Publication Date Sep 1, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title World Film Locations: Los Angeles
ISBN 9781841504858
Keywords Los Angeles, film noir, cities, cinema
Publisher URL http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4793/

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