Detours and Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir (Limelight) (Paperback)

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Detours and Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir (Limelight) (Paperback)

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"Detours and Lost Highways begins with the Orson Welles film, Touch of Evil (1958), which featured Welles both behind and in front of the camera. That movie is often cited as the end of the line, noir's rococo tombstone...the film after which noir could no longer be made, or at least could no longer be made in the same way... It is my belief, Hirsch writes, that neo-noir does exist and that noir is entitled to full generic status. Over the past forty years, since noir's often-claimed expiration, it has flourished under various labels. Among the movies he discusses as evidence: Chinatown (1974), Body Heat (1981), John Woo's Hong Kong blood-ballets (e.g., The Killer, 1989) and the pulpy oeuvre of Quentin Tarantino." - Washington Post Book World
Product Details ISBN: 9780879102883
ISBN-10: 0879102888
Publisher: Limelight
Publication Date: August 1st, 2004
Pages: 404
Language: English
Series: Limelight