Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir

Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir

by Jans B. Wager

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ISBN-13: 9781477312278
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Jans Wager coordinates cinema studies and is a professor of English and literature at Utah Valley University. Her previous books are Dames in the Driver’s Seat: Rereading Film Noir and Dangerous Dames: Women and Representation in the Weimar Street Film and Film Noir.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Permissions
  • Introduction: Nostalgia for the Lush Life
  • Chapter 1: Pie Eye’s Juke Joint: Jazz and Its Interpretations
  • Chapter 2: The Porters and Waiters Club: Jazz, Movies, and Ogden
  • Chapter 3: Studio Jazz from Harlem to Acapulco
  • Chapter 4: The Blue Gardenia, Club Pigalle, and Daniel’s: Charting the Alienation Effect in Film Noir
  • Chapter 5: From Elysium to Robards, from Real to Reel
  • Chapter 6: A Paris Bar where Miles Innovates
  • Chapter 7: "All the Very Gay Places": Ellington and Strayhorn Swing in Northern Michigan
  • Chapter 8: Cannoy’s Club: “All Men Are Evil”
  • Chapter 9: “Jeep’s Blues” and Jazz Today
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index 

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"There is no other book like this one. It makes a strong contribution to film music studies but will also be of interest to specialists in jazz studies, cinema studies, and American studies. And because Jans Wager has an engaging prose style, it is ideal for buffs."

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