Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands On Classic Film Noir Consider the usual view of film noir endless rainy nights populated by down at the heel boxers writers and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating w

  • Title: Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir
  • Author: Robert Miklitsch
  • ISBN: 9780252080180
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Consider the usual view of film noir endless rainy nights populated by down at the heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating wives in a neon lit urban jungle But a new generation of writers is pushing aside the fog of cigarette smoke surrounding classic noir scholarship In Kiss the Blood Off MyConsider the usual view of film noir endless rainy nights populated by down at the heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating wives in a neon lit urban jungle But a new generation of writers is pushing aside the fog of cigarette smoke surrounding classic noir scholarship In Kiss the Blood Off My Hands On Classic Film Noir, Robert Miklitsch curates a bold collection of essays that reassesses the genre s iconic style, history, and themes Contributors analyze the oft overlooked female detective and little examined aspects of filmmaking like love songs and radio aesthetics, discuss the significance of the producer and women s pulp fiction, as well as investigate Disney noir and the Fifties heist film, B movie back projection and blacklisted British directors At the same time the writers collective reconsideration unwinds the impact of hot button topics like race and gender, history and sexuality, technology and transnationality As bracing as a stiff drink, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands writes the future of noir scholarship in lipstick and chalk lines for film fans and scholars alike.

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    1. KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS: On Classic Film Noir. (2014). Robert Miklitsch (ed.) ***1/2.This was a collection of ten essays by ten different experts from the world of film. Each of them reviewed different aspects of film noir as exemplified by selections from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. There wasn’t much new here, but there was an essay titled, “Refuge England: Blacklisted American Directors and British 50s noir.” During the Red scare, many of our American directors were branded as [...]

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