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dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T11:48:45Z
dc.date.available2013-03-12T11:48:45Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-09-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnge, Sigurd. The night of the hunter. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/26270
dc.description.abstractCharles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955) has rarely been considered a film noir. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether the film has any noirish qualities. The Night of the Hunter lacks most noir markers: retrospective narration, a private detective with a dubious moral as the protagonist, banter laden with sexual innuendo, an urban setting, and a scheming femme fatale. However, it is my claim that the film conforms to some of the most important and radical aspects of French critics Raymond Borde and Ètienne Chaumeton's theories. Their essay "Towards a Definition of Film Noir" was the first attempt at trying to define film noir. When looking at film noir, not as a genre or a style, but more in terms of theme, The Night of the Hunter goes beyond being noirish; it is a true film noir and one of the most unsettling films of its generation.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleThe night of the hunter : noirish or film noir?en_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2010-04-28en_US
dc.creator.authorEnge, Sigurden_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::000en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Enge, Sigurd&rft.title=The night of the hunter&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2009&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-24026en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo94811en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorMark Luccarellien_US
dc.identifier.bibsys100938507en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/26270/1/enge_master.pdf


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