ISBN-10:
0786433256
ISBN-13:
9780786433254
Pub. Date:
04/28/2008
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir

Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir

by Paul Meehan

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ISBN-13: 9780786433254
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Meehan is the author of several books on science fiction, film noir and horror films, and he is a contributor to the Noir City Sentinel, the journal of the Film Noir Foundation. He lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1



1. Things to Come Seen Through a Scanner Darkly: The World of Tech-Noir 3

2. Metropolis of the Homunculus: The German Silent and Early Sound Period, 1916–1932 19

3. Mad Doctors and Mobsters: American Sci-Fi/Horror Films, 1932–1949 47

4. Atom-Age Noir: Tech-Noir and Film Noir in the Atomic Fifties, 1950–1961 88

5. Eating Soylent Green in Alphaville: Genesis of a Subgenre, 1961–1979 115

6. Blade Runners, Terminators and Neuromancers: Cyberpunk Cinema, 1980–1989 150

7. Masters of the Matrix: The Triumph of Black Tech, 1990–2006 192



Conclusion

Genre Splice: Night and the Mega-City 235

Filmography 239

Chapter Notes 249

Bibliography 251

Index 253

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