Tech-noir Film: A Theory of the Development of Popular Genres

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Intellect Books, 2011 - Art - 492 pages
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From the postapocalyptic world of Blade Runner to the James Cameron mega-hit Terminator, tech-noir has emerged as a distinct genre, with roots in both the Promethean myth and the earlier popular traditions of gothic, detective, and science fiction. In this new volume, many well-known film and literary works—including The Matrix, RoboCop, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein—are discussed with reference to their relationship to tech-noir and one another. Featuring an extensive, clearly indexed filmography, Tech-Noir Film will be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the development of this new and highly innovative genre.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Gary Hoppenstand
9
Preface
11
Introduction
21
Method and Models
27
The Promethean Message
59
TechNoir
109
Charts
165
TechNoir Films by Date
179
TechNoir Films by Type
187
Bibliography
199
Filmography
215
Film Titles
475
Film Motifs
487
Back Cover
497
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About the author (2011)

Emily E. Auger has graduate degrees in art history and English literature. She has taught art history in Canadian and American universities for over twenty years.

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