Tech-noir Film: A Theory of the Development of Popular Genres

Tech-noir Film: A Theory of the Development of Popular Genres

By: Emily E. Auger (author)Hardback

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This study shows the development of tech-noir as a film genre in its relationship to the Promethean myth and to earlier popular genres, particularly gothic, detective, and science fiction. It lends particular attention to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (1818), Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886), and Herbert George Wells' "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), both texts and film adaptations, and their relationship to tech-noir. Others include: "The Matrix", "RoboCop", "eXistenZ" and "The Terminator", and more. The filmography includes 227 films released between 1970 and 2005, each of which is briefly summarized and discussed in relation to other films of the type.

About Author

Emily E. Auger has graduate degrees in art history and English literature. She has taught art history in Canadian and American universities for over twenty years.

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  • ISBN13: 9781841504247
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9781841504247
  • ISBN10: 1841504246

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