“Springsteen Noir: Learning to Walk like Heroes”
Glory Days Symposium
Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ
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
English Language and Literature
Michael E. Kaufmann and Michele R. DeVinney (2009).
“Springsteen Noir: Learning to Walk like Heroes”. Presented at Glory Days Symposium, Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ.