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Contents Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Precursors: Elements of Noir Come Together Chapter 3. Hollywood in the Aftermath of Pearl Harbor The Lights Go Out in Hollywood Adapting to Wartime Dark for the Duration Chapter 4. Censorship, Hard-Boiled Fiction and Hollywood's 'Red Meat' Crime Cycle Censorship and Double Indemnity: Adapting James M. Cain During the War Adapting Chandler: RKO's Murder, My Sweet Censorship, 'Red Meat' and The Postman Always Rings Twice Chapter 5. Rosie the Riveter Goes to Hollywood Joan Harrison, Robert Siodmak and Phantom Lady Catherine Turney, Jerry Wald and Mildred Pierce Virginia Van Upp and Gilda Chapter 6. Hyphenates and Hard-Boiled Crime: Sexual Violence Proliferates From Madison Avenue to Poverty Row: Preminger's Laura and Ulmer's Detour Fritz Lang's Woman in the Window and Scarlet Street Bogart, Hawks, To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep 'My, my, my. Such a Lot of Guns around Town and so Few Brains' Chapter 7. Black Film, Red Meat Wartime Crime Trend: From Weapons to Women--Beating the Enemy Violence Bred by War: The Blue Dahlia and The Stranger If You Wanna Send a Message, Call Western Union: Changes and Decline in the Postwar Years Wartime Noir's Enduring Legacy Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.