Film Noir

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Overlook
ISBN: 9780715637302
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Film Noir. Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter (lovers plan murder, corrupt police, doomed love, psychological noir, etc.), this copiously illustrated handbook provides instant and in-depth access to the film noir genre for amateurs and aficionados alike. Among the films covered are these "Top Ten": "Double Indemnity", "Kiss Me Deadly", "Gun Crazy", "Criss Cross", "Detour", "In A Lonely Place", "T-Men", "Out of the Past", "The Reckless Moment", and "Touch of Evil".

Philosophy Black Film Film Noir

Author: Dan Flory
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271033452
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Philosophy Black Film Film Noir. "Examines how African-American as well as international films deploy film noir techniques in ways that encourage philosophical reflection. Combines philosophy, film studies, and cultural studies"--Provided by publisher.

Film Noir Reader

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879101978
Size: 56.39 MB
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Film Noir Reader. (Limelight). This bountiful anthology combines all the key early writings on film noir with many newer essays, including some published here for the first time. The collection is assembled by the editors of the Third Edition of Film Noir: An Enclyclopedic Reference to the American Style , now regarded as the standard work on the subject.

Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822822616
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Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side. General overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter. This illustrated book provides instant and in-depth access to the film noir genre.

Film Noir

Author: Ian Brookes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1780933177
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Film Noir. What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account of what film noir is, but also an interrogation of the ways in which the term came to be applied to a disparate group of American films of the 1940s and 1950s.

The Noir Thriller

Author: Lee Horsley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230280757
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The Noir Thriller. What is literary noir? How do British and American noir thrillers relate to their historical contexts? In considering such questions, this study ranges over hundreds of novels, analysing the politics and poetics of noir from the hard-boiled fiction of Hammett, Chandler and Cain to the exciting diversity of nineties thrillers, with sections on the tough investigators, gangsters and victims of the Depression years: the first-person killers, femmes fatales and black protagonists of mid-century; the game-players, voyeurs and consumers of contemporary thrillers and future noir.

What Is Film Noir

Author: William Park
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611483638
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What Is Film Noir . What is Film Noir? surveys the various theories of film noir, defines film noir, and explains how the genre relates to the style and the period in which noir was created. It also provides a very useful theory of genre and how it relates to film study.

The Horror Film Reader

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879102975
Size: 54.42 MB
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The Horror Film Reader. These essays offer a broad overview of the horror film genre, from the silent screen to Scream 3, demonstrating how it remains defiantly, frighteningly alive.

The Vampire Film

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Amadeus Press
ISBN: 9780879102661
Size: 70.91 MB
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The Vampire Film. The Third and most recent edition of The Vampire Film featuring a new chapter, "The Vampire at the Millennium," was released in October 1996 to coincide with the centennial of Stoker's novel Dracula. More vampire films have been produced since the First Edition of The Vampire Film appeared in 1974 than in the entire history of motion pictures prior to that year. The first completely revised and updated edition was published in 1993. The Third Edition, at over 340 pages in length and with well over 200 illustrations, insures that what began as the first book-length study of the subject in 1974 remains the most comprehensive available. The authors, Alain Silver and James Ursini, are continuing their research for future revisions and invite comments from their readers.

What Ever Happened To Robert Aldrich

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN:
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What Ever Happened To Robert Aldrich . "There was something about Robert Aldrich's artistic temperament that enabled him to transcend the apparent vulgarity of so many of his motion picutres. Besides the great films, such as Kiss Me Deadly which is certainly one of the finest examples of film noir, are several little-seen or underrated later works such as the revisionist Western, Ulzana's Raid, the gangster love story, The Grissom Gang, or the grim cop picture, Hustle. Aldrich's career has long deserved the detailed evaluation which this book provides." - Andrew Sarris