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Nightmare alley [electronic resource] : film noir and the American dream / Mark Osteen.

Author/Creator:
Osteen, Mark.
Publication:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (337 p.)
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Subjects:
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American Dream in art.
National characteristics, American, in motion pictures.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: film noir and the American dream
"Someone else's nightmare": exploring noir dreamscapes
Missing persons: self-erasure and reinvention
Vet noir: masculinity, memory and trauma
Framed: forging noir identities
Noir's cars: automobility and amoral space
Nocturnes in black and blue: memory, morality and jazz melody
Femmes vital: film noir and women's work
Left-handed endeavor: crime, capitalism, and the Hollywood left
Conclusion: American nightmares.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Filmography: p. [293]-296.
ISBN:
1-4214-0832-5
OCLC:
835910081