Killing us softlyInvestigating the aesthetics, philosophy and influence of Nordic Noir television

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Killing us softly : Investigating the aesthetics, philosophy and influence of Nordic Noir television. / Creeber, Glen.

In: The Journal of Popular Television, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.04.2015, p. 21-35.

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Creeber, Glen. / Killing us softly : Investigating the aesthetics, philosophy and influence of Nordic Noir television. In: The Journal of Popular Television. 2015 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 21-35.

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