Tech-Noir Film

A Theory of the Development of Popular Genres

Emily E. Auger

Tech-Noir Film
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Emily E. Auger

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

492 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $85.50 ISBN: 9781841504247 Published September 2011

From the postapocalyptic world of Blade Runner to the James Cameron mega-hit Terminator, tech-noir has emerged as a distinct genre, with roots in both the Promethean myth and the earlier popular traditions of gothic, detective, and science fiction. In this new volume, many well-known film and literary works—including The Matrix, RoboCop, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein—are discussed with reference to their relationship to tech-noir and one another. Featuring an extensive, clearly indexed filmography, Tech-Noir Film will be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the development of this new and highly innovative genre.

Contents
Foreword by Gary Hoppenstand
Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1: Methods and Models
Chapter 2: The Promethean Message
Chapter 3: Tech-Noir
Appendix 1: Charts
Appendix 2: Tech-Noir Films by Date
Appendix 3: Tech-Noir Films by Type
Bibliography
Filmography

Index 1: Film Titles
Index 2: Film Motifs
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