The Book of Film Noir

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Continuum Intl Pub Group
Film - General, History and criticism, Performing Arts/Dance, Pop Arts / Pop Culture, Film Noir, United S
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL9423146M
ISBN 100826405894
ISBN 139780826405890

Feb 22,  · The Book of Film Noir Hardcover – January 1, by Ian Cameron (Editor) out of 5 stars 2 ratings/5(2). The Book of Film Noir book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Film noir is a term coined by postwar French film critics to describ /5.

The Movie Book of Film Noir Paperback – September 22, by Ian Cameron (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsCited by: Feb 10,  · Something more than hard-boiled, noir--whether in film, book, or television--must also speak to a sense of existential nihilism, where betrayal is how romance best expresses itself and fear is only another name for foreplay/5(5).

The best books on Film Noir 1 The American Cinema by Andrew Sarris. 2 The Rough Guide to Film Noir by Alex Ballinger and Danny Graydon. 3 Crime Movies by Carlos Clarens. 4 Film Noirs by Jim Hillier and Alastair Phillips. 5 Film Noir by Alain Silver, James Ursini, Elizabeth Ward and Robert.

Nov 21,  · The glory days of Film Noir were from to Alain Silver covers this period well in his book. The poster art and still shots that he includes in the book visually depict the themes of pessimism, fatalism, and menace.

These ideas are hallmark symbols of noir film style/5(16). May 20,  · The Film Noir Encyclopedia [Alain Silver, ElizabethM Ward, James Ursini] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Meet the cynical and obsessive heroes of film noir portrayed by actors like Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre/5(31).

Jun 12,  · This novel served as inspiration for the film Miller’s Crossing, and represents one of the greatest triumphs of noir writing, combining a corrupt society ruled by violence with the shifting sands of male friendship. Ned Beaumont, a gambler closely connected to a gangster, finds himself dancing a line between warring gangs and politicians, with an ending that’s noirishly bleak without being expected or Author: Jeff Somers.

Film noir is not a clearly defined genre (see here for details on the characteristics). Therefore, the composition of this list may be controversial.

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To minimize dispute the films included here should preferably feature a footnote linking to a reliable, published source which states that the mentioned film is considered to be a film noir by an expert in this field, e.g. [] [] [] [].

Explore the dark and brooding elegance of Film Noir with this essential handbook to the genre, exploring key noir themes and their most representative Founder: Benedikt Taschen. Nov 03,  · There's the book A Panorama of American Film Noir () by Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton.

First published in French init's the book that gave the genre its name. Fortunately, official English translations of the book are now ava. Sep 22,  · The Movie Book of Film Noir by Ian Cameron,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

The Movie Book of Film Noir: Ian Cameron: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(10). The Movie book of film noir. [Ian Cameron;] -- This illustrated volume covers the films, directors and themes of the film noir genre Including an analysis of film noir classics such as "Double Indemnity" and "The Big Sleep", it shows.

Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir is a good, solid book. Yet it's not complete.

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For example, nothing is written about Vincent Price's homosexuality. I don't agree with the author's set number of films noirs an actor had appeared in, like 11 of them for Humphrey Bogart (it was way more, at least two dozen at best, and he was nearly perfect in all of them)/5. Film noir (/ n w ɑːr /; French:) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual s and s are generally regarded as the "classic period" of American film noir of this era is associated with a low-key, black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Influenced: French New Wave, Neo-noir.

Mar 10,  · Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart Director: Anthony Mann Cinematography: John Alton Robespierrre, a powerful figure in. Beginning with 's The Bride Wore Black, author Cornell Woolrich wrote a series of six unrelated noir novels with "black" in the title, three of which were adapted for film in the s.

The word "noir" was used by the Paris-based publisher Gallimard in as the title for its Série Noire crime fiction imprint. This book, aimed at the informed filmgoer as well as the film student, looks at film noir in general, with articles on, for example, the political background, the importance of psychoanalysis, and the techniques of suppressive narrative.

Oct 01,  · Annual Film Quarterly Book Roundup, Part II Book Notes Review: The Book of Film Noir by Ian Cameron; Hollywood's Dark Cinema: The American Film Noir by R.

Barton PalmerAuthor: Stephen Prince. Jul 05,  · Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, by Mark A. Vieira (Philadelphia: Running Press/TCM,pp., $) is a lovely book, a stunning example of specialty publishing at its best.

Published under the sponsorship of Turner Classic Movies, it also includes a foreword by the Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, providing his usual. Film noir--literally "black cinema"--is the label customarily given to a group of black and white American films, mostly crime thrillers, made between and Today there is considerable dispute about what are the shared features that classify a noir film, and therefore which films should be included in 3/5.

Sep 28,  · John Grant, in his book A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide (), provides some recurring elements to film noir, stating, “The noirish worldview is typically nihilistic There may or may not be a femme fatale present That male protagonist may find himself trapped irrevocably in the noir quicksand - or vortex, or abyss, or anxiety dream - because of a.

Jan 21,  · Noir City: the best books behind the great noir films a leading author of books about film noir and frequent guest on the commentaries included with DVDs of noir classics. "My favorite. Aug 17,  · The philosophy of neo-noir User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Much has been written about neo-noir's distinction from classic noir, the continuous presence of the femme fatale, and neo-noir's connection with horror films, but the 13 new essays in this anthology.

David Landau’s Film Noir Production: The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film is a book meant for those who like a good story, one the Noir Films always delivered, concentrating on the characters more than anything else. Readers will find in these pages many behind-the-scenes tales of the productions of certain hard-boiled film classics and the prime players involved in their.

The Encyclopedia of Film Noir is designed to provide an accessible yet scholarly, user-friendly but research-informed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon of fi lm noir—both the classical fi lm noir cycle (approximately –) as well the modern, or neo-noir, period, which constitutes fi lms produced after The.

Oct 15,  · Richard Basehart (Robespierre) is about to pronounce himself dictator. Basically, he likes cutting people's heads off and he really likes it a lot. He has a black book with the names of everyone who he'd like to execute, and this book is the key to his downfall if 7/10(K).

Aug 09,  · About this book. Film Noir offers new perspectives on this highly popular and influential film genre, providing a useful overview of its historical evolution and the many critical debates over its stylistic elements.

Brings together a range of perspectives on a topic that has been much discussed but remains notoriously ill-defined.

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Aug 01,  · Film Noir Reader 2 is as interesting as its forerunner. Not every article is great, but there is a lot of interest book opens with film writings from the Forties that show that while Americans did not coin the term film noir, some writers did notice a trend are interesting articles on Cornell Woolrich, Sam Fuller and noir and painting.5/5(3).

Sep 26,  · Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart Director: Anthony Mann Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a. Sep 19,  · Film noir itself was an important genre for legitimizing cinema as an artform — the use of shadows for terror, the seductive placement of limbs, glances, and the way someone smoked a .The book is every bit as bleak and hopeless as any noir, but the movie takes it to a new level of noir, adding a mystery that is not in the book.

For a more book accurate and non-noir adaptation, watch the HBO miniseries. The Postman Always Rings Twice, D.

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