Hollywood's Detectives: Crime Series in the 1930s and 1940s from the Whodunnit to Hard-Boiled Noir (Crime Files) (Paperback)

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Hollywood's Detectives: Crime Series in the 1930s and 1940s from the Whodunnit to Hard-Boiled Noir (Crime Files) (Paperback)

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Preface Exploring Detective Films in the 1930s and 1940s: Genre, Society and Hollywood 'Such Lovely Friends': Class and Crime in 'The Thin Man' Series Between Law and Crime: The Chivalric 'Criminal' Detective Englishness and America: Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes Ordering the World: The Uncompromising Logic of Charlie Chan and Mr Moto The Rise of the Hard-boiled Detective Conclusion: Noir Detectives, Rogue Cops, Undercover Men and Police Procedurals Notes Bibliography Index.
FRAN MASON Lecturer in Film and American Studies at the University of Winchester, UK, where he teaches in Film Studies and American Studies. He teaches and researches in film and culture with particular interests in Classical Hollywood Cinema, Crime Films and Postmodernism, and is currently researching Assassin Films and representations of the city on film.
Product Details ISBN: 9781349367672
ISBN-10: 1349367672
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Pages: 187
Language: English
Series: Crime Files