Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

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Macmillan, May 15, 1998 - Performing Arts - 206 pages
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Welcome to Dark City, urban landscape of the imagination. A place where the men and women who created film noir often find themselves dangling from the same sinister heights as the silver-screen avatars to whom they gave life. Eddie Muller, who led readers on a guided tour of the seamier side of motion pictures in Grindhouse: The Forbidden World of 'Adults Only' Cinema, now takes us on a spellbinding trip through treacherous terrain: Hollywood in the post-World War II years, when art, politics, scandal, style--and brilliant craftsmanship--produced a new approach to moviemaking, and a new type of cultural mythology. Dark City is a 1999 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Critical / Biographical Work.
  

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Review: Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

User Review  - Christine Sinclair - Goodreads

The writing, photos and content of this book are great. I know way more about film noir now. My only complaint is "Spoiler Alert!" Nearly every film Muller discusses contains the entire plot ... Read full review

Review: Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (1998) This may be one of the best books I've read on film. The writing is thoughtful and fun to read. He doesn't treat the films like gospel but he recognizes ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
vi
Sinister Heights
8
The Precinct
13
Shamus Flats
11
Vixenville
11
The Psych Ward
25
Knockover Square
9
Losers Lane
14
Bibliography
6
Index
8
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Eddie Muller, a writer and designer, is the creative director of St. Francis Studio, producing storytelling in all media. He co-authored Grindhouse (St. Martin's Griffin, 1996), a history of adults-only cinema in America, and his other books include Dark City Dames and The Art of Film Noir. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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