The heroine of the tale is Ceinwen, a twentysomething film buff obsessed with vintage fashion, scraping by in New York in the late 1980s. While Ceinwen is au fait with classic cinema, styling herself after Jean Harlow and haunting the rep cinemas of Manhattan, a conversation with her mysterious neighbour about acting in a gothic film for a German director in 1920s Hollywood sends her on an.
Gifford identifies the directors and names the many noir stars, the greats and not-so-greats who were cast in the indelible roles of hoods, B-girls, psychopaths, grifters, gumshoes, waifs, tarts, femme fatales, mobsters, molls, and ex-cons. With a connoisseur's insight and an offbeat sensitivity perfectly tailored to his subjects, Gifford's brief essays cover a hundred of the noir buff's.
In film buff histories, the retrospective compilations produced for awards shows, and in commentary on youth culture, there are two commonly cited histories for teen film. One begins in the 1950s and the other in the 1980s. These stories are in some respects compatible, so that the story about the ’50s focuses on the emergence of the teenager about whom teen film could be made, and to whom.
The Philosophy of Film Noir is the first volume to focus exclusively on the philosophical underpinnings of these iconic films. Opening with an examination of what constitutes noir cinema, the book interprets the philosophical elements consistently present in the films - themes such as moral ambiguity, reason versus passion, and pessimism. The contributors to the volume also argue that the.
Gun Crazy: A romantic example of film noir, this one features a gun-toting husband and a sharpshooting wife. 1950 Health: This Altman movie came out at the same time as King of Comedy. They were.
A contemporary film about the dark side of humanity also often warrants more explicit violence and nudity than the highly-censored noir films of the postwar era. To Live and Die in L.A. once again fulfills this criteria plentifully, with a plethora of bloody squib effects (i.e. the deaths of Peterson’s mentor and Petersen himself) and nude sex scenes with Petersen and his lover and Dafoe and.
The legacy film is also a good opportunity for a franchise to reboot with a more socially conscious approach. Sometimes that means a more diverse cast, subverting the well-tread lore of the white.
If you feel the need for tips on developing a writing style, you probably don't look right to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' journal Transactions on Professional Communications.You certainly don't open such a publication expecting such tips from novelist Kurt Vonnegut, a writer with a style of his own if ever there was one.