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L Guevarra <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:34:18 -0800
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Dear Screen-L:

The University of California Press  is pleased to announce the repackage of:

More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts

James Naremore is Emeritus Chancellors' Professor of Communication 
and Culture, English, and Comparative Literature at Indiana 
University. His books include _Acting in the Cinema, The Magic World 
of Orson Welles, The Films of Vincente Minnelli, _and _On Kubrick. _

"Naremore, one of our most perceptive and complete film scholars, 
looks into the many cultural tributaries feeding into noir and 
provides fresh insights into the films themselves."-Molly Haskell, 
_Washington Post Book World _

"Film noir" evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-and-white 
movies from the 1940s and '50s-melodramas about private eyes, femmes 
fatales, criminal gangs, and lovers on the run. James Naremore's 
prize-winning book discusses these pictures, but also shows that the 
central term is more complex and paradoxical than we realize. It 
treats noir as a term in criticism, as an expression of artistic 
modernism, as a symptom of Hollywood censorship and politics, as a 
market strategy, as an evolving style, and as an idea that circulates 
through all the media. This new and expanded edition of _More Than 
Night _contains an additional chapter on film noir in the 
twenty-first century.

Full information about the bookis available online:

Lolita Guevarra
Electronic Marketing Coordinator
University of California Press
Tel. 510.643.4738 | Fax 510.643.7127
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