Tag: Jean-Paul Sartre

Gisborne, Film noir, style, themes, and existentialism

As I laze in sunny Gisborne (pictured below, view from our deck, with my wonderful daughter in the foreground practicing her hula-hoop) here is an abstract from an essay I did last year on Film noir, style, themes, and existentialism. You can see it here. Ironically academic writing is a million miles away at the mo … ah the sun.



Sartre’s No Exit and Clouzot’s Le Corbeau

Just thrown up a brief abstract of an essay I wrote last year. Here I explore the thematic relationships between Sartre’s No Exit and Clouzot’s excellent (if slightly clinical) Le Corbeau and question to what extent Le Corbeau can be read as an existential text (of which No Exit is considered) as well as an example of occupation cinema.