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Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood free pdf 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 post

About Professor Dennis Broe

Dennis Broe is associate professor of film at Long Island University.

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Author : Professor Dennis Broe
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Data Published : 15 April 2010
ISBN : 081303549X
EAN : 9780813035499
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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