Film Noir Reader 2

ISBN-10: 0879102802
ISBN-13: 9780879102807
Edition: 1999
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Description: Generously includes film stills and essays on crime films, The Postman Always Rings Twice, "Hitchcock's Noire Landscape," "Samuel Fuller's Tabloid Cinema," "Son of Noir," "Noir Science," "Girl Power: Female Centered Neo-Noir," and "Abstract  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Generously includes film stills and essays on crime films, The Postman Always Rings Twice, "Hitchcock's Noire Landscape," "Samuel Fuller's Tabloid Cinema," "Son of Noir," "Noir Science," "Girl Power: Female Centered Neo-Noir," and "Abstract Expressionism and Film Noir."

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
Introductionp. 3
More Seminal Essays
Crime Certainly Pays on the Screenp. 9
A New Kind of Police Drama: the Criminal Adventurep. 15
Americans are also Making Noir Filmsp. 21
The Evolution of the Crime Dramap. 25
Three Faces of Film Noirp. 35
Violence and the Bitch Goddessp. 45
The Filmic Transaction: On the Openings of Films Noirsp. 57
Film Noir: Style and Contentp. 73
Case Studies
Whatever Happened to the Film Noir? The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946-1981)p. 85
Creativity and Evaluation: Two Film Noirs of the Fiftiesp. 99
Fragments of the Mirror: Hitchcock's Noir Landscapep. 107
The Unintended Femme Fatale: The File on Thelma Jordan and Pushoverp. 129
Translate and Transform: from Cornell Woolrich to Film Noirp. 137
Film Noir and Samuel Fuller's Tabloid Cinema: Red (Action), White (Exposition) and Blue (Romance)p. 159
Dark Jazz: Music in the Film Noirp. 177
Mad Love is Strange: More Neo-Noir Fugitivesp. 189
The Evolution of Noir
Son of Noirp. 197
Writing the New Noir Filmp. 207
Blanc et Noir: Crime as Artp. 215
Noir Sciencep. 223
British Film Noirp. 243
Peinture Noire: Abstract Expressionism and Film Noirp. 271
Girl Power: Female-Centered Neo-Noirp. 311
Noir 101p. 329
Notes on Contributorsp. 343
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