Noir and the urban imaginary

Maher, Sean William (2010) Noir and the urban imaginary. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


Noir and the Urban Imaginary is creative practice based PhD research comprising critical analysis (40%) exegesis (10%) and a twenty-six minute film, The Brisbane Line (50%). The research investigates intersection of four elements; the city, the cinema, history and postmodernity. The thesis discusses relationships between each of the four elements and what cinematic representation of cities reveals about modern and postmodern urban experience and historicisation. Key concepts in the research include, 'urbanism', 'historiography', 'modernity', 'postmodernity', 'neo-noir'.

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ID Code: 42216
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Cunningham, Stuart
Keywords: Blade Runner, Brisbane Line, Chinatown, cinematic city, film noir, historiography, imaginary, Los Angeles, modernism, modernity, neo noir, postmodernism, postmodernity, urban, urbanism, urban theory
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Fred
Copyright Statement: Fred
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2011 00:06
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 00:06

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