Film noir and Los Angeles

Spicer, A. H. (2011) Film noir and Los Angeles. In: Solomons, G., ed. (2011) World Film Locations: Los Angeles. Bristol: Intellect. ISBN 9781841504858 Available from:

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An overview of the different ways in which Los Angeles has been represented in film noir and neo-noir, so films from the 1940s to the present, from Double Indemnity (1944) to Collateral (2004). The essay explores the particular relationship between Los Angeles' image and reputation as a dystopian vision of the future city and the inconoclastic 'genre' of film noir.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Los Angeles, film noir, cities, cinema
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:15044
Deposited By: Professor A. Spicer
Deposited On:20 Jun 2011 09:06
Last Modified:05 Aug 2016 07:58

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