ABSTRACT This article traces film noir's conflicted place in postwar American consumer culture.Using detailed analyses of supermarket scenes in Double Indemnity, The Long Goodbye, and Fight Club, it argues that the films stage a struggle between two competing versions of the American national character: the consumer society versus the noir underworld.
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Research Article| September 01 2006
Out of the Past, Into the Supermarket: CONSUMING FILM NOIR
Film Quarterly (2006) 60 (1): 16–27.
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ERIK DUSSERE; Out of the Past, Into the Supermarket: CONSUMING FILM NOIR. Film Quarterly 1 September 2006; 60 (1): 16–27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.60.1.16
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