[EPUB] ☆ Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City | By ✓ Nicholas Christopher #2020


  • Title: Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City
  • Author: Nicholas Christopher
  • ISBN: 9781593760977
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback

  • Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City By Nicholas Christopher Starting with the classic Out of the Past, Christopher takes us on the grand tour of the great film noirs With style and humor, he identifies the genre s central motif The city as labyrinth is key to entering the psychological and aesthetic framework of the film noir and goes on to analyze than three hundred films from 1940 to the present Imbuing the languageStarting with the classic Out of the Past, Christopher takes us on the grand tour of the great film noirs With style and humor, he identifies the genre s central motif The city as labyrinth is key to entering the psychological and aesthetic framework of the film noir and goes on to analyze than three hundred films from 1940 to the present Imbuing the language of film with the lyricism so praised in his novels, Christopher draws from his vast knowledge of literature to explore the genre s numerous influences Although it was a French critic who coined the term film noir, Christopher argues that Americans had been shooting films in the genre years even before the term was invented Citing cultural, social, and historical influences from all over the world, he effortlessly guides us through the labyrinth.This edition includes a new afterword and expanded filmography, making this bold and thoroughly researched book relevant and comprehensive than ever.
    Nicholas Christopher
    Nicholas Christopher was born and raised in New York City He was educated at Harvard College, where he studied with Robert Lowell and Anthony Hecht Afterward, he traveled and lived in Europe He became a regular contributor to the New Yorker in his early twenties, and began publishing his work in other leading magazines, both in the United States and abroad, including Esquire, the New Republic, the New York Review of Books, the Nation, and the Paris Review He has appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Poetry, the Paris Review 50th Anniversary Anthology, the Best American Poetry, Poet s Choice, the Everyman s Library Poems of New York and Conversation Pieces, the Norton Anthology of Love, the Faber Book of Movie Verse, and the Grand Street Reader He has edited two major anthologies himself, Under 35 The New Generation of American Poets Anchor, 1989 and Walk on the Wild Side Urban American Poetry Since 1975 Scribner, 1994 and has translated Martial and Catullus and several modern Greek poets, including George Seferis and Yannis Ritsos His books have been translated and published many other countries, and he is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships from various institutions, including the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, and the National Endowment for the Arts He has taught at Yale, Barnard College, and New York University, and is now a Professor on the permanent faculty of the Writing Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University He lives in New York City with his wife, Constance Christopher, and continues to travel widely, most frequently to Venice, the Hawaiian island of Kauai, and the Grenadines.

    Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City By Nicholas Christopher

    Commentaires:

    Sketchbook
    The Power of Film.Paul Schrader, quoted in book, says style is the cornerstone of film noir A nightmarish world of American mannerism which was by far a creation than a reflection It therefore worked out its conflicts visually rather than thematically For these reasons films like Kiss Me Deadly, and Gun Crazy are works of art.Author tends to wander around, but when he s on focus examining pix like The Lady fr Shanghai, The Big Clock, Dead Reckoning, Out of the Past, you exhale w admiration Casi [...]

    Muzzlehatch
    Mixed feelings on this one Some of the in depth analysis of particular films is good Dead Reckoning stands out but this comes off much as personal essay than a really valuable analysis for a wide audience Perhaps that s what Mr Christopher was intending or perhaps he let his novelistic poetic tendencies most of his published work is in those media get in the way of a thoroughgoing analysis of the subject He s sloppy in his research at times Frank Capra was NOT native born Fritz Lang didn t dire [...]

    David
    Frustrating book Liked the way it began, but mostly downhill from there The stars began falling and now two seems about right Overall, relects on the author as pompous and pretentious.The first couple chapters at least try to deal with the American City in the book s subtitle By the end, it had become a totally different beast seems cobbled together from articles, conference presentations, maybe even class lectures The author, a poet, is now a full time professor at Columbia U and if one were a [...]

    Ed
    If you like watching the film noirs, this might be a good read for you The lively, interesting discussion of the film noirs at times veers off into the intellectual i.e Freud , but I liked the book for the most part Author s fave noirs are also mine OUT OF THE PAST and GUN CRAZY The movies plot summaries often contain spoilers, so reader beware The nice checklists of film noirs are both the classic and the so called neo noir movies.

    Prima Seadiva
    As a photographer fascinated by darkness and light both literally and as expressed in human behavior I love film noir.The author explores a number of themes and symbols that reoccur in the genre labyrinths, trains, darkness, smoking as a stand in for sex during strict code times, the archetypical characters He also writes about various directors and actors who were significant influences Picked up in a reminder bin, it sat on my bookshelf for some time but when I finally got to it the read was e [...]

    Nancy Davidson
    I like this book for focusing on the environment and urban landscape of noir which is so haunting The rain, the sidewalk, the alley create mood and intention and further the plot Some of the details need proofing I am excited by most Film Noir books.

    Jrobertus
    he relates film noir to its social context and film origins some interesting ideas about labyrinths, femmes fatale and their interpretations not really a great book though.

    Amanda
    I read this book for analysis of the femme fatale, which it gave me, though I wouldn t say this is the most organized or necessarily scholarly book out there.

    Lisa Hechesky
    Nice overview of the film noir genre.

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