Film Noir

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Virgin, 2005 - Performing Arts - 298 pages
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FILM NOIR - SOME OF THE FINEST, MOST INNOVATIVE AND MOST INTERESTING FILMS THAT HOLLYWOOD HAS EVER PRODUCED In the 1940s and 50s Hollywood showed its dark side with a wave of highly stylized movies featuring sinister plots, shady characters, sexual tension, chaos and confusion. Dubbed 'film noir' by French critics in the 1970s, both for their heavy use of shade and black outlook, these films have fascinated critics, students, moviegoers and moviemakers ever since. Film Noir analyses the defining films of the genre, including: . The Maltese Falcon. The Big Sleep. Kiss me Deadly. The Postman Always Rings Twice Plus it profiles iconic actors, such as Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter, and legendary directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles

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User Review  - Leonard Pierce - Goodreads

This is my first dip into the Virgin Film series. Early on, it seems pretty slight. Read full review

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User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

I love the way he organizes each chapter, focusing on the production, the actors, the writers, the noir aspects, the critics, and the public reception of each film. It's a great summary of a good many ... Read full review

Contents

The Maltese Falcon 1941
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Double lndemnity 1944
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Murder My Sweet 1944
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Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Eddie Robson is an experienced journalist, and has covered film, television, music, books and computer games. His professional credits include "The Guardian," "Film Review," "What DVD" and "SFX" magazine.

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