‘Neo Noir’ by Emmanuel Zine
A leading study in new noir, Emmanuel Zine looks at the history of noir cinema and the new version of the genre.
He finds that it is a versatile and evolutionary genre which adapts easily to technological change and inherits cultural shifts.
He discusses the films with expertise and looks at the changes in the way noir uses character.
He looks at the areas it shares with other types of cinema and sees its appeal as lying in its lack of formula.
Author Quick Facts
Emmanuel Zine taught film for many years in California and retired with his wife in order to write about film.
He holds a PhD in anthropology and is working on a book about Mafia films which covers the ‘Ndrangheta.