noir character



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…


Killers (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

In the 1940s thrillers, criminal impulses are generally motivated in terms of personal malaise or psychic dysfunction. Any social critique is avoided… at least on the surface. There were in fact a few characteristics in…



Femme Fatale (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

It is probably no accident that the abundance of film exhibiting the femme fatale coincided with an advancement in the economic and social position of women. In a narrative that is predominantly male, the femme…




Gang Roundup - March 2017 - A collection of posts about the 1920s, dieselpunk and a sprinkle of film noir

Gang Roundup – March 2017

Welcome to another gang roundup! Because of my two weeks without the laptop, I feard this roundup was going to be quite thin. Instead it turned out quite nice, don’t you think? Dieselpunk Lexicon Part…


Gang Roundup - January 2017 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – January 2017

Here we are, the first post of the year and it’s going to be a collection. You know, I’m still going to figure out what I’ll write for this blog this year. I do have…




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