‘Noir Cinema’ by Leonard Nickel
This history of noir cinema covers every film. It discusses the development of the genre within a historical context.
Each chapter discusses the leading films of each generation. They contain detailed synopses of plots.
The study moves into the modern era with an explanation of how noir cinema has changed.
It discusses the politics behind the genre and asks the question whether it has fallen prey to cultural constraints it was previously unencumbered by.
Leonard Nickel shows just how distinctive noir cinema is.
Author Quick Facts
Leonard Nickel has worked as a film critic in America and written many articles about film for magazines.
He is currently working on a book about Cyber-Punk which compares the genre to its predecessors.