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The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture) ebook

by Richard L. Edwards,Shannon Scott Clute


Series: Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture. Yes, I too have spoken with Richard Edwards at Ball State University and loved his TMC TV series of SUMMER OF DARKNESS and have a Certificate of Completion for the course.

Series: Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture. But I could never use his book as a main text for any noir courses I will ever teach. It belongs in the "Further Readings" section and in the very "optional" list. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. File: PDF, . 9 MB. Читать онлайн. American Psychiatric Association.

The study is informed by a wider discussion of slow cinema, a movement that encourages a more contemplative.

The unfortunate consequence is an ever-growing divergence between fans and scholars with regard to goals and methods for appreciating and studying noir. In particular, Jacques Bens's book, Oulipo 1960–1963, in which are collected the minutes from the monthly meetings of the group in those early years, offers a font of Oulipian arcana, both greater and lesser. The study is informed by a wider discussion of slow cinema, a movement that encourages a more contemplative.

Noir is among the most popular, acclaimed, and critically assessed film styles of all time. Chapter 5, the meat of the book with its scene-specific analysis, was excellent

Noir is among the most popular, acclaimed, and critically assessed film styles of all time. The unfortunate consequence is an ever-growing divergence between fans and scholars with regard to goals and methods for appreciating and studying noir. Chapter 5, the meat of the book with its scene-specific analysis, was excellent. The earlier chapters, describing the Oulipo and how its approach can be applied to film noir, were interesting but couched far too scholarly for my tastes, leaving me eye-rolling at their inability to enlighten like a normal person. May 29, 2012 Myron rated it really liked it. The Maltese Touch of Evil aims to bridge that gap. Based on a series of popular podcasts, this unique and inspired investigation of film noir sets out to examine the case of noir more closely, and in the process reconfigures the critical evidence on noir that has been presented to date. The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism. By Shannon Scott Clute, Richard L. Edwards.

Shannon Scott Clute, Richard L. You will never look at film noir the same way again.

The Maltese touch of evil: Film noir and potential criticism. The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism by Shannon Scott Clute and Richard L. Visual Studies 28 (2), 192-193, 2013. Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal 43 (2), 80-83, 2013. T his ChapTer is abouT how political mashups flip the script around media. Transgression . : Media, Culture, and the Politics of a Digital Age, 26, 2011.

Book Description: Noir is among the most popular, acclaimed, and critically assessed film styles of all time.

newSpecify the genre of the book on their own. Author: Richard L. Edwards Shannon Scott Clute. Title: The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism.

Hence the book's subtitle For Clute and Edwards, The Avant-Garde Finds Andy Hardy is a symptom.

Hence the book's subtitle. This method represents a critique of all other existing methodologies: "this text aims to introduce a new approach to the study of film noir that avoids the holes and double binds created by the pervading methodologies" (4). More constructively, the Oulipian method is intended to "liberate the potential of film noir," a potential "obscured" at the moment by "inclusionary and exclusionary logics" (16) For Clute and Edwards, The Avant-Garde Finds Andy Hardy is a symptom.

Noir is among the most popular, acclaimed, and critically assessed film styles of all time. The unfortunate consequence is an ever-growing divergence between fans and scholars with regard to goals and methods for appreciating and studying noir. The Maltese Touch of Evil aims to bridge that gap. Based on a series of popular podcasts, this unique and inspired investigation of film noir sets out to examine the case of noir more closely, and in the process reconfigures the critical evidence on noir that has been presented to date.The Maltese Touch of Evil reproduces and re-sequences nearly 150 still images from 31 great films, laying them out with the authors’ informed and entertaining insights into the significance of each shot. The result is a de facto meta–film noir, a celebration of the genre that shows how these films are themselves “constrained” texts whose carefully calculated visual forms simultaneously generate narrative and critical commentary on that narrative. You will never look at film noir the same way again.
Nern
I am surprised that I am the first one writing a review for this book, and I really wish I could be giving it 5 stars, because I have been a huge fan of the authors' superb noir podcasts. They are really nice guys, too, and some years back I traded a few email comments with them, and they were warm, responsive, and generous in their correspondence. When this book was announced, I was really excited, and waiting for quite a while to get a decent price only whetted my appetite more. Well, sadly, I have to say that I was disappointed. The whole first part of the book is dedicated to an exegesis of the theory of Oulipian, or Potential Criticism. Or something like that. I have advanced degrees in Literature and Psychology, and am no stranger to theories dense and arcane, but I have to admit that this Oulipian thing completely mystifies me. I have to say that every time they drop that word I just groan....To me, it means nothing, it amounts to nothing, it provides nothing, it elucidates nothing. It is like a send-up of a critical construct where they keep gushing, "Oh wow --- it's SO oulipian!!!" Come on, guys..... Well, maybe I just don't get it, but I think its a lot of hogwash. Good writing and good critical thought is what it is, and you guys think deeply and speak/write superbly, so maybe just run with that!

In the last half of the book they pair a "noireme" (which is just a film still, fellas....Jeez......) with a paragraph or two taken, it looks like, right from the "Out of the Past" podcasts. The text comments on some aspect of the FILM STILL and how it relates to the iconography and/or thematic substance of the overall noir trope. So, it's a cut-and-paste job, just little tidbits of noir-speak, with nothing to pull them together, and I admit I got kinda bored after about a dozen or so of these tableaux noir. I just wasn't learning anything...But, I will give this section another try, as I think they are working on something as far as weaving the elements of noir together. Clearly, I am struggling with this book.....

If they weren't going to do something really new and original, I would rather they would have just transcribed some of the podcasts and put in some nice FILM STILLS. It would have been more unified and substantial. These guys are really smart and really perceptive about film noir, and I enthusiastically recommend the podcasts to you as evidence of that statement. I am giving them three stars out of respect for that great body of work, but the book itself I would give one or two stars. I was really disappointed, fellas, but there is always the chance that it was just over my head. For example, I could read and totally enjoy Ulysses, but I hit the wall with Finnegan's Wake, know what I mean??? So I will gladly write it off to my lack of intellectual oats. But my instincts tell me that this oulipian thing is for the birdshmathians......
Togar
Just as Harvey M. Canter wrote in his review of this book, I, Dr, Ronald Schwartz, Ph.D. in Romance Languages and former full professor at Columbia University, the New School and City University totally AGREE with his review of May 16, 2015, daring to give this book ONE STAR which
it totally deserves for its creation of the "oulipan" and "noireme" concepts of "potential criticism" and "film stills." Although I have listened to a few of the "podcasts," I cannot agree to using the playful terms extracted from the original French language, sometimes mis-translated. Even Borde & Chaumenton did not resort to make up in French terms (as do Clute & Edwards) in their historic critical work "Panorama du Film Noir Americain,." a
seminal work of film noir criticism.
First of all, the title is misleading. After reading 5 chapters of theory (and I do have the intellectual oats to take it all seriously) I was glad to come upon the large section of film stills, but some of their explanations of their content was incorrect and misleading. By the way, I do not agree that TOUCH OF EVIL spelled the "death knell" for noir, rather it was Robert Wise's film ODDS AGAINS TOMORROW (1959), a truly gripping "bank- heist noir" which really ended the style of noir.
Secondly, the publisher or authors did not provide very clear stills. They should have gone to Photofest in Manhattan to secure sharper, better defined stills for their "style" explanations, And finally, I am the author of 3 books on the subject of film noir--NOIR, NOW & THEN, NEO-NOIR and
HOUSES OF NOIR (2014)---check them out on www. amazon com. I wrote analyses of film noir styles for 36+ stills, but clear, sharp stills that advance the plot of each film examined. Yes, I too have spoken with Richard Edwards at Ball State University and loved his TMC TV series of SUMMER OF DARKNESS and have a Certificate of Completion for the course. But I could never use his book as a main text for any noir courses I will ever teach. It belongs in the "Further Readings" section and in the very "optional" list.

Dr. Ronald Schwartz, Prof. Emeritus. 9/10/15, Manhattan.
Modar
I love the book. I have several FN books and find this the best with bite sized nuggets called noiremes. The structure is definitely different but very unique and worth understanding.
The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture) ebook
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