By Charlotte MacLeod

ISBN-10: 145327748X

ISBN-13: 9781453277485

Unique ebook: 1991

When a nocturnal hike turns lethal, Professor Peter Shandy takes an curiosity in owl spottingEmory Emmerick involves Balaclava Agricultural collage as a scout for a tv station. even supposing the college and scholars are not often prepared for top time, Emmerick’s curiosity is in environmental programming—a topic that evokes even the driest Balaclava professor to wax poetic. In his look for fabric, Emmerick joins Peter Shandy and some of his colleagues at the annual owl-count. And even though the tv producer’s loud mouth and heavy ft make him a gloomy birdwatcher, not one of the lecturers count on him to make a deadly blunder. Chasing what seems to be a badly misplaced snowy owl, Emmerick stumbles right into a seize that yanks him right into a tree. by the point the professors succeed in him, he’s been stabbed to dying. learning that the snowy owl was once not anything greater than a handful of feathers connected to a fishing pole, Shandy concludes that Emmerick used to be murdered. a lot of people may well prefer to kill a tv manufacturer, yet which would-be killer had the gall to make the helpless Nyctea scandiaca an partner?

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Alan SihT I' and Eliza be th Wa r d . cds .. Film Noir (Lo ndon : Se ck el' a nd Wa rb u r g . I ~l H ()) ; Foster I Iirsch . Film Xo ir; n il' lrark Sid e of t/II' SrT/'I ' 1I (Sa n Diego : A. S. Ba rn es. El HI); Ro be rt O ttoson . A R ei eren rc (;" id,. u takes the greates t cri tica l di sl:lIIu' from traditional d efini tio ns. ~, (i, Ra ym ond Borde a nd I::tie n ne C ha u mc io n . Punorama duiih« uoir am eri cain (Pa r is : Lex Ed itio ns de Miu ui t, 1955 ), I l itrhoxk, as is wel l kn own .

34. Dennis Porter, Th e Pu rsuit of Clime: A rt am i Id eology in Detective Fictio n (Ne w Haven : Yale University Press, 19HI). 35. It ma y be re call ed that th e Ame rica n Communist Party was aga inst the U nited States's participation in th e str ug gle aga inst fascism in Europe, defendin g th e idea that priority shou ld be given to the rein fo rceme n t of democracy o n the na tio nal terri wry . 4 1. ' (Nino Fr ank , J ean-Pierre C ha rtier, Borde a nd Chaumeton) were Po u jad ists: I simply want to remark th e clements of resembl anc e between American populism a nd French Poujadism to the extent th at their soc ia l motivat ions at the moment o f the post-war econom ic recovery a re co m parable.

In fac t, thi s ca n be see n as the vein runn in g d r y, in th a t thi s 'thou gh tfu l' d ime nsion was already p resent in the detective films of th e p re ced ing decad es, but d iffused , e nc ryp ted in th e e nigma of the crime and in th e opposition be tween th e indi vidu al a nd the sec re t network. Afte r 1948, the threat either becom es metap ho r ical or is visuall y re p rese nted in real ex terior 21 SHADES OF NOIR d ecors by a 'g ra n d iosely inhuman' archi­ tecture. It is at thi s point th at the bridges o f N aked City a nd Night an d the City (jules Dassin, 194 8 a n d 1950) or th e gasometer of Follow M e Qui etly (Rich ard Fleis ch er, 194 9) appear, monum ents that form a so rt of architectural 'co m bo' th at ca tches th e unhappy o r p ha ns in its web.

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