'Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir'

February 24, 2006 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

French critics coined the term "film noir" in 1946 after a series of brooding dramas from wartime Hollywood finally made their French debut. Yet, says Sheri Chinen Biesen, noir is often seen as a predominantly postwar phenomenon. She argues that many...

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