IDEOLOGY AND ICONOGRAPHY IN RETRO-NOIR MOVIES
My thesis is devoted to the current approach of authors to iconography and ideology in neo-noir cinema. Analyzing many problems in postmodernist noir films like L.A. Confidential by Curtis Hanson, Mulholland Falls by Lee Tamahori, The Black Dahlia by Brian De Palma, Hollywoodland by Allen Coulter, and Miller’s Crossing by Coen’s brothers, I prove their similarities in many different ways, especially in way to see the world. I show what originality of this neo-noir movies consists in and what makes them currently one of the most important film-making esthetics. I also attach importance to the influence that the other movie genres and also the other cultural esthetics have exerted on the post-classic noir cinema.