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: 36.51 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: Overlook Press
ISBN: 9781590201442
Size: 50.75 MB
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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.

The Film Noir Bible

Author: Wampa 12
ISBN: 9781411615595
Size: 30.15 MB
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The Film Noir Bible from the Author: Wampa 12. "The Film Noir Bible is really an encyclopedia. Designed so you easily get into it. Yet, it also has depth. This truly massive book is crammed to the gills with extraordinary movies, endless characters, inspired quotes, and incendiary analysis. In one book, an entire era of films will come alive. I've tracked down all the highlights (like some rare, wild, nearly extinct beast, film noir has fi-nally been captured). If it's exciting, it's here. Nothing lame, nothing sloppy, nothing weak. It must be noted that some 50 years after the fact, film noir still remains shrouded in mystery. On the simplest level, many important films are unaccounted for (not to mention, numerous obscurities). In line with this, theories accounting for the phenomenon have been most unsatisfactory (thus some have dismissed the idea altogether). Yet, this hasn't stopped film noir from being acclaimed as the one true American 'art film' genre and as 'one of the most important cultural developments of the twentieth century'. However, noir hasn't been well-served in recent years by either the movies made in its name or the critical commentary on the subject. Now, The Film Noir Bible comes along to answer the question of whether film noir was a truly significant artistic movement or merely a bunch of mildly amusing relics which people still get a kick out of. The Film Noir Bible isn't about theory. It's about movies (I name names). I'll tell you what films are good, bad, underrated (I didn't watch all these films not to have an opinion on them). Have the movies dated? Are they flawed but interesting? All here. Plus, the book overflows with detailed descriptions of the many characters who people film noir. You won't see this in other books. Tons of unique quotes as well. All in all, it's a no-nonsense guide to the 200 or so most significant film noirs of all time (and more). When I'm thru with these sonuvabitches, you'll know them better than your next-door neighbor (in fact, you won't even need to watch the film to get a great feel for it)."--Amazon website.

Schirmer Encyclopedia Of Film

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Schirmer G Books
ISBN: 9780028661001
Size: 14.66 MB
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Schirmer Encyclopedia Of Film from the Author: Barry Keith Grant. Roll the credits... here's what you get: - Exhaustive coverage of more than 200 topics, such as Costume, Experimental Films, Film Noir, Production Design, Sound, Publicity and Promotion, Marxism, Direction, Criticism, and many others- More than 230 career profiles including Robert Alman, Ingmar Bergman, Marlon Brando, Katharine Hepburn, Steven Spielberg and many other notables- 500 photos/illustrations, 150 of which are full color.- Articles organized by category, ranging in length from 1,500 to 8,000 words- Coverage of international cinemasReaders get all this...This encyclopedia is a critical resource for film studies, or interdisciplinary approaches in English, American Studies, Women's Studies, History, Social Studies, Art, Art History and other fields, featuring articles in the following areas: Disaster Films, Merchandising, Third Cinema, Academy Awards, Cartoons, B Films, Twentieth Century Fox, Expressionism, Festivals, Queer Theory.Each signed essay is organized within a logical category - production, national traditions, studios, genre, critical theory, history and culture - and ranges in length from 1,500 to 8,000 words. Other features include a helpful list of additional resources, an index and 500 photographs/illustrations, 150 of which are full color.This ground-breaking work is as easy to use as it is comprehensive. In the eBook version, hyperlinks to individual entries are provided right from the table of contents, book index and list of illustration, making navigation and lookup fast and easy. Additionally, the eBook is fully searchable by commonly used search terms, such as keyword, entry title, full-text and imagecaptions.Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film has considerable international appeal, given the popularity of film studies worldwide and its coverage of national cinemas, including Australian cinema, Danish cinema, Italian cinema, Indian cinema, Southeast Asian cinema and many others. Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film is available in different media formats - choose from four hardcover volumes (set) or purchase it as an eBook for your Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The Film Noir Jigsaw

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532826412
Size: 48.46 MB
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The Film Noir Jigsaw from the Author: Alain Silver. Film historians and critical commentators, Alain Silver and James Ursini, authors of THE NOIR STYLE and editors of FILM NOIR THE ENCYCLOPEDIA and the FILM NOIR READER series, turn their attention to the myriad of other books and key articles about the classic period from the "discovery" of the cycle by French critics in the aftermath of World War II to the on-going attempts to distill the essence of the noir movement. With 100 illustrations and an extensive Bibliography.

Historical Dictionary Of Film Noir

Author: Andrew Spicer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810873780
Size: 66.10 MB
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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.

The Routledge Encyclopedia Of Films

Author: Sabine Haenni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317682610
Size: 20.66 MB
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The Routledge Encyclopedia Of Films from the Author: Sabine Haenni. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film was produced. Ranging from Hollywood classics to international bestsellers to lesser-known representations of national cinema, this collection is deliberately broad in scope crossing decades, boundaries and genres. The encyclopedia thus provides an introduction to the historical range and scope of cinema produced throughout the world.

Out Of The Shadows

Author: Gene D. Phillips
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810881896
Size: 40.44 MB
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Out Of The Shadows from the Author: Gene D. Phillips. Out of the Shadows explores the most celebrated examples of film noir such as Laura, The Maltese Falcon, and Sunset Boulevard but also offers new insight into underrated films that deserve reconsideration, including Spellbound, A Double Life, Anatomy of a Murder, and others.

Schirmer Encyclopedia Of Film Criticism Idelogy

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780028657936
Size: 10.42 MB
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Schirmer Encyclopedia Of Film Criticism Idelogy from the Author: Barry Keith Grant. This volume, covering entries from "Criticism" to "Ideology," features genres, studios, national cinemas, relevant technological and industrial topics, cultural issues, critical approaches to films, and sidebars profiling important figures in film history.