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Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Robert Miklitsch


Consider the usual view of film noir: endless rainy nights populated by down-at-the-heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating wives in a neon-lit urban jungle. But a new generation of writers is pushing aside the fog of cigarette smoke surrounding classic noir scholarship. This book is a bold collection of essays that reassesses the genre's iconic style, history, and themes. Chapters analyze the oft-overlooked female detective and little-examined aspects of filmmaking like love songs and radio aesthetics, discuss the sig ... More

Keywords: film noir, writers, female detective, filmmaking, women's pulp fiction, film producer, heist film, B-movie

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038594
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Miklitsch, editor
Ohio University

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