Essays, reviews, and examinations of the Film Noir genre and style.

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Apollo Leisure Guide: Film Noir
Dan Jardine reviews Nicholas Christopher's "Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City," and produces an enlightening essay in the process.
Film Noir and Contemporary American Culture
A series of essays exploring the themes of film noir and their relevance to contemporary culture in the United States.
High Heels on Wet Pavement
Essay from Michael Mills' The Palace examines the role of the femme fatale in film noir and how the archetype changed over time.
James M. Cain: The Prince of Darkness
William Preston Robertson on hard-boiled writer James M. Cain's novels vs. the film noirs that were made from them.
No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film Noir and Other Essays
A Berkeley student's thesis on the ladies of film noir. Very interesting.
Richard Widmark: The Face of Film Noir
Brian W. Fairbanks examines Richard Widmark's contributions to film noir, beginning with "Kiss of Death" in 1947.
The Shadows of Film Noir
Brian W. Fairbanks examines the film noir's origins and recent revival.
Ten Shades of Noir
Illustrated essays analyzing ten genre classics.
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