Film International covers film culture as part of the broader culture, history and economy of society. We address topics of contemporary relevance from historically informed perspectives. We wish to bridge the gap between the academy and the outside world, and encourage the participation of scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as journalists, freelance writers, activists and film-makers.
From the shadowy classics of the 1940s and 1950s and the moody re-imaginings of the 1970s to contemporary, postmodern reconstructions of its distinctive style, the world of film noir has provided endless fascination for critics and artists. Coinciding with our major exhibition inspired by Billy Wilder’s classic film, Double Indemnity, this special issue brings together diverse responses to favourite film noirs from directors, screenwriters, artists, educators, photographers, curators and novelists - from The Big Sleep and Insomnia to Hell is a City and Alphaville. This My Noir issue has been guest-edited by Sarah Perks, Artistic Director for Film at Cornerhouse, and Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford. Offering lively, innovative and occasionally highly personal new takes on this most popular film style, it could prompt you to revisit and reassess your noir.
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