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Suspense (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

Suspense is a very different mode of narration than the detective story. Whereas the detective traditionally represents a stabilising element in the narration (he brings stability and truth where the criminal act had brought instability…




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1940s Film Noir – Suspense (1)

1940s Film Noir – SUSPENSE (AtoZ Challenge 2017) – Suspense is not, of course, specific to the 1940s noir, but in these films it tends to occupy a specific place, marking the protagonist lack of…




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1940s Film Noir – Obsession

1940s Film Noir – OBSESSION (AtoZ Challenge 2017) – Disconnected from reality, immerse in his own world, the noir hero convinces himself that a particular achievement can unify his broken identity and he pursues that…



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Masculinity (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

The preferred source of film noir, the hard boiled novel, manifests an obsession with the possibility of ‘disconnected subjectivity’. Because it’s a suspense story, there are delays and complications in the solution of the enigma,…


Law (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

The law manifests itself in film noir not just as the legally defined framework of the actual law, but also as the law of patriarchy, which defines the cultural environment. In a traditional world (the…


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1940s Film Noir – Law (1)

1940s Film Noir – LAW (AtoZ Challenge 2017) – The law manifests itself in film noir not just as the legally defined framework of the actual law, but also as the law of patriarchy, which…


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