With some interesting observations and a huge collection of data about genres in the book under discussion here, there are some good and fresh points concerning style, method and procedure, even when hard-boiled fiction and films noir are reduced to their most basic configurations. Naturally, there are variations of the stereotypes, and with regard to […]
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Los Angeles and New York always have been the top locations for the fictional hard-boiled detective, both private or in law enforcement. L.A. can boast with being home of such heavyweights as Philip Marlowe, Mickey Haller, Lew Archer, Ezy Rawlins and several others. Crime, murder, abuse, corruption and horror will not show in L.A. as […]
Urban Noir: New York and Los Angeles in Shadow and Light by James J. Ward and Cynthia J. Miller (eds...
Both Los Angeles and New York City have been of particular interest to movie producers, especially to those who shot drama that was later called film noir. The authors want to dig deeper to unearth the reasons for those locations, since the ”… inescapable question, then, is: Why this animosity toward the two cities that, […]