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Film Noir, American Workers, And Postwar Hollywood : Working in the Americas - Dennis Broe

Film Noir, American Workers, And Postwar Hollywood

Working in the Americas

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Published: 1st April 2010
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Film noir, which flourished in 1940s and 50s, reflected the struggles and sentiments of postwar America. Dennis Broe contends that the genre, with its emphasis on dark subject matter, paralleled the class conflict in labor and union movements that dominated the period. By following the evolution of film noir during the years following World War II, Broe illustrates how the noir figure represents labor as a whole. In the 1940s, both radicalized union members and protagonists of noir films were hunted and pursued by the law. Later, as labor unions achieve broad acceptance and respectability, the central noir figure shifts from fugitive criminal to law-abiding cop. Expanding his investigation into the Cold War and post𔃇/11 America, Broe extends his analysis of the ways film noir is intimately connected to labor history. A brilliant, interdisciplinary examination, this is a work that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.

ISBN: 9780813035499
ISBN-10: 081303549X
Series: Working in the Americas
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.32