Encyclopedia Of Film Noir

Author: Geoff Mayer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313333064
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Encyclopedia Of Film Noir from the Author: Geoff Mayer. Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir

Author: John Grant
Publisher: Limelight Editions
ISBN: 9781557838315
Size: 55.99 MB
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A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir from the Author: John Grant. Offers a reference guide to film noir, extending from relevant films from before the genre was established to contemporary neonoirs and other types of film derived from the genre.

Film Noir

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780715638804
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Film Noir from the Author: Alain Silver. Presents an overview of the characters, themes, and motifs featured in film noir, including contemporary contributions to the genre.

Film Noir

Author: Eddie Robson
Publisher: Virgin Pub
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Film Noir from the Author: Eddie Robson. 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.

Historical Dictionary Of Film Noir

Author: Andrew Spicer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810873780
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Historical Dictionary Of Film Noir from the Author: Andrew Spicer. Film noir_literally 'black cinema'_is the label customarily given to a group of black and white American films, mostly crime thrillers, made between 1940 and 1959. Today there is considerable dispute about what are the shared features that classify a noir film, and therefore which films should be included in this category. These problems are partly caused because film noir is a retrospective label that was not used in the 1940s or 1950s by the film industry as a production category and therefore its existence and features cannot be established through reference to trade documents. The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.

Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822822616
Size: 42.84 MB
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Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side from the Author: Chris Roberts. 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.

Dark City

Author: Eddie Muller
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312180768
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Dark City from the Author: Eddie Muller. Examines the movies and artists of film noir, describing the social climate and artistic skills that contributed to the genre

Into The Dark Turner Classic Movies

Author: Mark A. Vieira
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762458062
Size: 24.85 MB
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Into The Dark Turner Classic Movies from the Author: Mark A. Vieira. The cinematic art of film noir—the dark, fascinating American movie genre that started 75 years ago, was rediscovered in the '70s, and has a worldwide cult following today—is showcased in Into the Dark. You know film noir when you see it: the shadowed setting; the world-weary detective; the damsel in distress; and the twist of fate. Into the Dark captures this alluring genre with a cavalcade of compelling photographs and a guide to its best films. Author Mark A. Vieira takes readers on a year-by-year tour of the film factories that made these movies, profiling the artists who worked on them, and explaining how they accomplished their moody lighting effects. Into the Dark also tells the story of film noir with quotes from the filmmakers and vintage reviews, taking readers to the exciting nights when Murder My Sweet, Out of the Past, and The Big Heat were sprung on an unsuspecting public.

Film Noir

Author: Paul Duncan
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836543569
Size: 64.89 MB
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Film Noir from the Author: Paul Duncan. Into the shadows: Noir in the spotlight Enter a world populated by private eyes, gangsters, psychopaths, and femmes fatales, where deception, lust, and betrayal run rampant… If your heart rate just increased a bit, you'll covet this book—the first film-by-film photography book on film noir and neo-noir. Beginning with silent, German, and French films that were early influences on the genre, through to seminal works such as Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Vertigo, you'll make your way to the present day via Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, Heat,Memento, and the recent cult favorite Drive. Entries include posters, tons of rare stills, cast/crew details, quotes from the films and from critics, and analyses of the films. Film director, film noir scholar, and Taxi Driverscreenwriter Paul Schrader provides the introduction to this feast of noir worship. Populated by the genre's most revered directors like Hitchcock, Wilder, Welles, Polanski, Mann, and Scorsese, the book also pays homage to its iconic faces such as those of Mitchum, Bogart, Hayworth, Bergman, Grant, Bacall, Crawford, Nicholson, Pacino, and so many more.

The Queer Encyclopedia Of Film And Television

Author: Claude Summers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1573448826
Size: 41.37 MB
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The Queer Encyclopedia Of Film And Television from the Author: Claude Summers. From Hollywood films to TV soap operas, from Vegas extravaganzas to Broadway theater to haute couture, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 200 entries and 200 photos that document the irrepressible impact of queer creative artists on popular culture. How did Liberace’s costumes almost kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as “the best white cheerleader in Detroit?” For these answers and more, fans can dip into The Queer Encyclopedia of Film, Theater, and Popular Culture. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopedia of queer arts and culture, www.glbtq.com — which the Advocate dubbed “the Encyclopedia Brittaniqueer” — this may be the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean Cocteau jostle for space. From the porn industry to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, from bodybuilding to Dorothy Arzner, it’s a queer, queer world, and The Queer Encyclopedia is the indispensable guide: readable, authoritative, and concise. And perfect to read by candelabra. (The answers to the two questions above: from the dry cleaning fumes, Lily Tomlin.)