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Tech-Noir Film
A Theory of the Development of Popular Genres
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ISBN 9781841504247
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Published June 2011
Imprint: Intellect
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Books by Emily E. Auger
Books in Film Studies
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From the post-apocalyptic 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. 

To read the full review in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts please click here to download the pdf.

Chapter titles
Foreword
Gary Hoppenstand
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: Method and Models
Chapter 2: The Promethean Message
Chapter 3: Tech-Noir
Reviews
'Auger is an astute reader and viewer [...] it is in her detailed readings that Auger’s scholarship shines and her analyses prove potentially useful.[....]useful both as a research checklist of a generally overlooked roster of sf films and as a valuable classroom resource.' – Paweł Frelik, Science Fiction Studies, Vol 39

'This book is an essential resource for anyone studying or interested in the tech-noir genre. The annotated filmography truly supplies a wealth of information, with over 200 entries ... This indexed filmography, in addition to the final chapter, cements the book’s longevity as a reference in tech-noir studies, and scholars interested in genre studies might find a place for it in their reference library as well.' – Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Angela Chiang

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