Film Noir Reader

ISBN-10: 0879101970

ISBN-13: 9780879101978

Edition: 2002

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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.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 349
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Bill Watts is a retired professional wrestler. He lives in Bixby, Oklahoma. Scott Williams is a reporter, legal journalist, and wrestling commentator. He is the author of Terry Funk: The Hardcore Legend. He lives in Dickinson, Texas.Alain Silveris the author ofThe Samurai Filmand the coauthor of fifteen other books, includingRaymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, and two screenplays. He has written numerous articles for theLos Angeles Times,DGA Magazine,Film Comment, andPhoton. He has also produced nine independent features and over fifty soundtrack albums, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.James Ursinihas contributed to various publications includingCinema,Femme Fatales,Mediascene, andPhoton. Together, they are the coauthors of eleven books, among them the Film Noir Reader series,Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference to the American Style, andThe Noir Style. They both live in Santa Monica.

Alain Silveris the author ofThe Samurai Filmand the coauthor of fifteen other books, includingRaymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, and two screenplays. He has written numerous articles for theLos Angeles Times,DGA Magazine,Film Comment, andPhoton. He has also produced nine independent features and over fifty soundtrack albums, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.James Ursinihas contributed to various publications includingCinema,Femme Fatales,Mediascene, andPhoton. Together, they are the coauthors of eleven books, among them the Film Noir Reader series,Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference to the American Style, andThe Noir Style. They both live in Santa Monica.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Towards a Definition of Film Noir
Noir Cinema
Paint It Black: the Family Tree of the Film Noir
Notes on Film Noir
Some Visual Motifs of Film Noir
No Way Out: Existential Motifs in the Film Noir
Film Noir: A Modest Proposal
Out of What Past? Notes on the B film noir
Phantom Lady, Cornell Woolrich, and the Masochistic Aesthetic
John Farrow: Anonymous Noir
At the Margins of Film Noir: Preminger's Angel Face
The Killers: Expressiveness of Sound and Image in Film Noir
Mann in the Dark: the Films Noir of Anthony Mann
Expressionist Doom in Night and the City
Kiss Me Deadly: Evidence of a Style
The Post-Noir P.I.: The Long Goodbye and Hickey and Boggs
Film Noir, Voice-over, and the Femme Fatale
What is This Called Noir?
Angst at Sixty Fields per Second
Miami Vice, The Legacy of Film Noir
Kill Me Again: Movement becomes Genre
Son of Noir: Neo-Film Noir and the Neo-B Picture
Notes on Contributors
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