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Part 1--Case Studies: "Murder Can Sometimes Smell Like Honeysuckle": Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944) James A. Paris, Fate Seeks the Loser: Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour (1945) Glenn Erickson, "How You Fixed for Red Points?": Anecdote and the World War II Home Front in The Big Sleep (1946) Kevin Hagopian, "Lounge Time" Reconsidered: Spatial Discontinuity and Temporal Contingency in Out of the Past (1947) R. Barton Palmer, The Unsuspected (1947) and the Noir Sequence: Realism, Expressionism, Style Robert Porfirio, Gun Crazy (1950) Gary Johnson, Violently Happy: Gun Crazy (1950) Adrian Martin, The War of the Sexes: Men in Film Noir and D.O.A. (1950) Beverley Carter, The Big Night (1951): A Naturalist Bildungsroman Tony Williams, Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Composition and Meaning Michael E. Grost, Covert Narrative Strategies to Contain and Punish Women in The Big Heat (1953) and The Big Combo (1955) Grant Tracey, Touch of Evil (1958) and the End of the Noir Cycle Stephen B. Armstrong, Part 2--Noir Themes: Voices from the Deep: Film Noir as Psychodrama J. P. Telotte Manufacturing Heroines: Gothic Victims & Working Women In Classic Noir Films Sheri Chinen Biesen The Noir Style Nicolas Saada The Noir-Horror of Cat People (1944) Eric Somer The Rise and Fall of the War Noir Daniel M. Hodges The politics of crime and the crime of politics. Post-war noir, the liberal consensus and the Hollywood Left Reynold Humphries Noir Westerns James Ursini Rancho Notorious (1952): A Noir Western in Color Robin Wood The Noir Title Sequence Robert Porfirio It's Deja Vous All Over Again: Double Indemnity Resonates with Generation X Ginny Schwartz Through the Past Darkly: Noir Remakes of the 1980s Constantine Verevis
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Film noir United States History and criticism