Tech-Noir
The Fusion Of Science Fiction And Film Noir (Hardcover)

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  • This work traces the common origins of film noir and science fiction films, identifying the many instances in which the two have merged to form a distinctive subgenre known as Tech-Noir. From the German Expressionist cinema of the late 1920s to the present-day cyberpunk movement, the book examines over 100 movies in which the common noir elements of crime, mystery, surrealism, and human perversity intersect with the high technology of science fiction. The author also details the hybrid subgenre’s considerable influence on contemporary music, fashion, and culture. The book includes 60 film stills, a subject index, a bibliography, and a filmography.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Paul Meehan  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    1624403  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9780786433254  
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc  
    Type
    Books  
  • This work traces the common origins of film noir and science fiction films, identifying the many instances in which the two have merged to form a distinctive subgenre known as Tech-Noir. From the German Expressionist cinema of the late 1920s to the present-day cyberpunk movement, the book examines over 100 movies in which the common noir elements of crime, mystery, surrealism, and human perversity intersect with the high technology of science fiction. The author also details the hybrid subgenre’s considerable influence on contemporary music, fashion, and culture. The book includes 60 film stills, a subject index, a bibliography, and a filmography.

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