Film Noir

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Overlook Pr
ISBN: 9780879514792
Size: 26.17 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 728

Download Read Online

Film Noir. An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style This is a completely revised third edition of one of the great works on film noir.

Film Noir Reader

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879101978
Size: 19.11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6504

Download Read Online

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.

Philosophy Black Film Film Noir

Author: Dan Flory
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271033452
Size: 53.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4230

Download Read Online

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.

Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822822616
Size: 13.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 894

Download Read Online

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: Eddie Robson
Publisher: Virgin Pub
ISBN:
Size: 58.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1403

Download Read Online

Film Noir. Hollywood showed its dark side in the 1940s and 50s with a wave of highly stylized movies featuring sinister plots, shady characters, sexual tension, chaos and confusion. These films have fascinated critics, students, moviegoers, and moviemakers ever since. Classics including THE MALTESE FALCON, THE BIG SLEEP, and THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE are analysed, with iconic actors, such as Robert Mitchum and legendary directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles profiled.

Film Noir

Author: Mark Bould
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503911
Size: 20.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 3018

Download Read Online

Film Noir. Film Noir: From Fritz Lang to Fight Club explores the murky world of a genre responsible for many of film's most enduring images. Mark Bould discusses problems of definition and the often ambiguous nature of film noir and looks at modern films that could be called neo-noir. Iconic and enduring, film noir attracted great stars (Bogart, Bacall, Mitchum, Lancaster), many of the best directors of the era (Wilder, Lang, Preminger, Hawks, Siodmak, Welles) and this book is an indispensible guide to this popular genre.

The Horror Film Reader

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879102975
Size: 36.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 3209

Download Read Online

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.

L A Noir

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595808779
Size: 32.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 1028

Download Read Online

L A Noir. Los Angeles has always been as much a star in film noir as any actor, be it Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner or Jack Nicholson. In L.A. Noir: The City as Character renowned film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini explore the world of noir cinema in the context of Los Angeles. The book features dozens of noir and neo-noir landmark films from Double Indemnity, Criss Cross, Sunset Boulevard, Gun Crazy, The Big Heat, Kiss Me Deadly, and Touch of Evil in the classic period (1940-1960) to such neo-noir notables as Chinatown, L.A. Confidential, Mulholland Drive, and Pulp Fiction. L.A. Noir illustrates how these noir films use L.A.'s diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism, not only in the ever-changing, chaotic downtown of Bunker Hill, Main Street, and Chinatown, but in its affluent coastal communities (Santa Monica, Malibu) as well as its deceptively sunny suburbs (South Bay, San Fernando Valley). The authors deftly analyze the key films of noir while integrating them into the geography and history of this "dark city" which became such an important icon of noir literature and film. L.A. Noir is profusely illustrated with approximately 150 photographs-many of them appearing in print for the very first time-including production stills from the movies discussed, archival photos of the locations from the films and new photographs of the locations today, chronicling the ever-changing cityscape of this noir character-Los Angeles.

The Erotic Thriller In Contemporary Cinema

Author: Linda Ruth Williams
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253347138
Size: 22.35 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 7498

Download Read Online

The Erotic Thriller In Contemporary Cinema. This bold and original book examines in detail a relatively new genre of film—the erotic thriller. Linda Ruth Williams traces the genre’s exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (including Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) as well as genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and directors, and considers home videos as a distinct form of viewing pleasure. She maps the history of the genre, analyzing hundreds of movies from blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and In the Cut to straight-to-video film titles such as Carnal Crimes, Sins of Desire, and Night Eyes. Williams’s witty and illuminating readings tell the story of this sensational genre and contribute to the analysis of mainstream screen sex—and its censorship—at the beginning of the 21st century. She shows that as the erotic thriller plays out the sexual fantasies of contemporary America, it also provides a vehicle for marketing those fantasies globally.

Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822822616
Size: 70.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1878

Download Read Online

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.