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Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Film Noir and the American Dream
1. "Someone Else's Nightmare": Exploring Noir Dreamscapes
2. Missing Persons: Self-Erasure and Reinvention
3. Vet Noir: Masculinity, Memory, and Trauma
4. Framed: Forging Noir Identities
5. Noir's Cars: Automobility and Amoral Space
6. Nocturnes in Black and Blue: Memory, Morality,and Jazz Melody
7. Femmes Vital: Film Noir and Women's Work
8. Left-Handed Endeavor: Crime, Capitalism, and the Hollywood Left
Conclusion: American Nightmares
Works Cited