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Driving Deadhead off the Big Road: Pre-interstate Representations of the American Trucker in Raoul Walsh's They Drive By Night and Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway

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Keywords: American cinema; Hollywood studio system films; Jules Dassin; Raoul Walsh; film noir; interstate highway system; labour; trucker

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Publication date: July 1, 2010

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