The Philosophy of Film Noir by Mark T. Conrad, 2006
The emphasis is on “philosophy” but some of the essays, such as, “The Darker Shade: Realism in Neo-Noir” and Jerold J. Abrams take on the different kinds of mazes and how they are reflected in various stages of Noir make for insightful reading. Plus there are the endless titles that will send you to your library’s on-line catalog.
Here’s my own take:
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