Abstract

Film noir is a recognized object of historical fascination, but the structures of fascination internal to the films have yet to be analyzed and theorized historically. The work of Maurice Blanchot and Walter Benjamin helps locate the moral and political force of noir as it relates to cinema spectatorship and historical experience as defined by the fascinating image.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2087
Print ISSN
0009-7101
Pages
pp. 3-24
Launched on MUSE
2003-11-04
Open Access
No
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