Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Shinmin A. Loh
This paper aims to investigate how film neo-noir functions as an ideal medium to engage in a postmodernist critique of our society, focusing on its negotiation in the city of Los Angeles. Through incorporating postmodernism theorists Fredric Jameson and Linda Hutcheon’s arguments of the themes of the Nostalgia Mode, Parody and Pastiche, and the Decentered, Destructured and Dehumanized, this paper will demonstrate how they manifest in neo-noir’s Los Angeles to totalize contradictions in society and evoke a critical awareness.
Loh, Shinmin Amanda, "A Postmodern Love Affair: Los Angeles and Neo-Noir" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 931.
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