Film Noir : The Politics of the Maladjusted Text

@article{Maltby1984FilmN,
  title={Film Noir : The Politics of the Maladjusted Text},
  author={R. Maltby},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  year={1984},
  volume={18},
  pages={49-71}
}
  • R. Maltby
  • Published 1984
  • Sociology
  • Journal of American Studies
How are we to situate a movie in history? By now there must be few practitioners of American Studies who would not acknowledge that the products of Hollywood provide a rich seam waiting to be mined by social and cultural historians. As in most mining projects, the difficulty lies in developing the equipment needed to extract the ore. To treat film as a source of cultural history is by no means as simple as that old-fashioned literary approach by which an author's biography could be interwoven… Expand
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