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In the Shadows

In the Shadows

Sirk and the Noir Inclination

(p.82) Chapter Three In the Shadows
The Films of Douglas Sirk
Tom Ryan
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter is a discussion of the Sirk films in which the influence of noir is discernible, less in the plotting than in the way the films have been shot, not only in terms of their use of light and dark but in the visual relationships they establish between individuals or groups and their surroundings.

Keywords:   Film noir, Mise-en-scene, Gaslight films, Samuel Fuller, Intractable material

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