The Noir Forties

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Historian Richard Lingeman examines the years between VJ Day and the beginning of the Korean War, describing how we went from hot war to Cold War, and from there to here. The Noir Forties is a reexamination of America’s postwar period, and it traces the attitudes, sentiments, hopes and fears, prejudices, behavior, and collective dreams and nightmares of the times.


Richard Lingeman
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Comments [1]

Mike from Tribeca

Billy Wilder was from Austria, not German. People often make the same mistake about another noir director, Otto Preminger.

Dec. 11 2012 01:32 PM

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