Title

“Springsteen Noir: Learning to Walk like Heroes”

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

Fall 9-25-2009

Conference Name

Glory Days Symposium

Conference Location

Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ

Abstract

The cinematic aspect of Springsteen’s songs is an often noted quality, not the least by Springsteen himself. He specifically notes the “greater influence” of film, especially “the 40s and 50s film noir” on his writing in Darkness on the Edge of Town (even down to the title), but implies an equal, if less conscious influence, on Born to Run. Surprisingly, however, few have discussed exactly how film noir informs Springsteen’s work

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

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