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The Red and the BlackAmerican Film Noir in the 1950s$
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Robert Miklitsch

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040689

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.001.0001

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Coming Attractions, or The Particulars

(p.1) Introduction
The Red and the Black

Robert Miklitsch

University of Illinois Press

The introduction offers a fresh, animated take on the various films as well as the macro themes (anticommunism, the atomic or nuclear bomb, new media and technologies such as TV and 3-D, color and widescreen), character types (femme fatale, private detective, FBI, police), and leitmotifs (race and class, gender and sexuality, nation and homosexuality, expressionism and neo-realism) discussed in more detail and at greater length in the body of the book.

Keywords:   3-D, anticommunism, atom or hydrogen bomb, classic film noir, color, expressionism, femme fatale, gender, homosexuality, nation, neo-realism, police, private detective, race, sexuality, television (TV), widescreen

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