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THE MALTESE FALCON TO BODY OF LIES: SPIES, NOIRS AND TRUST. Robert von Hallberg. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2015. Recencies Series: Research and Recovery in Twentieth-Century American Poetics. 232 pp. with 80 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-6092 ISBN 9780826351364 In English.
Publisher's description: Film noir is by definition dark, but not, this book argues, desperate. Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Video/Film/Performance, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 168400
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