Dark City Dames

The Wicked Women of Film Noir

Author: Eddie Muller

Publisher: HarperEntertainment

ISBN: 9780060988548

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 9114

The author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir introduces readers to the genre's sizzling femme fatales, from Jane Greer and Claire Trevor to Ann Savage and Evelyn Keyes. Reprint.
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The Art of Noir

The Posters and Graphics from the Classic Era of Film Noir

Author: Eddie Muller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585670734

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 270

View: 9887

Collects more than 250 studio-commissioned poster art, lobby cards, and other promotional materials from the noir era for such movies as Out of the Past, Tough of Evil, and The Big Sleep. 10,000 first printing.
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Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Author: Geoff Mayer,Brian McDonnell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313333064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 477

View: 760

Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.
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Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

On Classic Film Noir

Author: Robert Miklitsch

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 9673

Consider the usual view of film noir: endless rainy nights populated by down-at-the-heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating wives in a neon-lit urban jungle. But a new generation of writers is pushing aside the fog of cigarette smoke surrounding classic noir scholarship. In Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir, Robert Miklitsch curates a bold collection of essays that reassesses the genre's iconic style, history, and themes. Contributors analyze the oft-overlooked female detective and little-examined aspects of filmmaking like love songs and radio aesthetics, discuss the significance of the producer and women's pulp fiction, as well as investigate Disney noir and the Fifties heist film, B-movie back projection and blacklisted British directors. At the same time the writers' collective reconsideration unwinds the impact of hot-button topics like race and gender, history and sexuality, technology and transnationality. As bracing as a stiff drink, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands writes the future of noir scholarship in lipstick and chalk lines for film fans and scholars alike.
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Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

Author: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

View: 1953

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.
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Popular Cinema as Political Theory

Idealism and Realism in Epics, Noirs, and Satires

Author: J. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373865

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 6477

The book presents cinematic case studies in political realism versus political idealism, demonstrating methods of viewing popular cinema as political theory. The book appreciates political myth-making in popular genres as especially practical and accessible theorizing about politics.
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Film Noir Guide

745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940–1959

Author: Michael F. Keaney

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786491558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 551

View: 8425

More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book—such films as The Accused, Among the Living, The Asphalt Jungle, Baby Face Nelson, Bait, The Beat Generation, Crossfire, Dark Passage, I Walk Alone, The Las Vegas Story, The Naked City, Strangers on a Train, White Heat, and The Window. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending.
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Film Noir

Author: Alain Silver,James Ursini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822822685

Category: USA - Film noir - Geschichte 1940-1960

Page: 191

View: 9502

Mit "Film Noir" bezeichneten die Filmkritiker einen ganz bestimmten Typus des amerikanischen Kriminal- und Detektivfilms der 40er und 50er-Jahre - die Bilder dieser Filme wurden geprägt durch tiefe Schatten und düstere Kulissen. Die Epigonen dieser Kunstform waren unter anderem Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder und Robert Siodmak. Literarische Vorlagen stammten von Hammett, Chandler & Co.. Das Buch gibt einen ausführlichen Überblick über die wichtigsten Filme dieses Genres und ist reichhaltig illustriert.
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The Shape of Things to Come

Prophecy and the American Voice

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680422X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1767

From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.
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Film Noir

Author: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582437128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 4169

""" Film Noir "is an overview of an often celebrated, but also contested, body of films. It discusses film noir as a cultural phenomenon whose history is more extensive and diverse than American black and white crime thrillers of the forties. An extended Background Chapter situates film noir within its cultural context, describing its origin in German Expressionism, French Poetic Realism and in developments within American genres, the gangster/crime thriller, horror and the Gothic romance and its possible relationship to changes in American society. Five chapters are devoted to classic film noir (1940-59): chapters explore its contexts of production and reception, its visual style, and its narrative patterns and themes chapters on character types and star performances elucidate noir s complex construction of gender with its weak, ambivalent males and predatory "femmes fatales" and also provide a detailed analysis of three noir "auteurs," - Anthony Mann, Robert Siodmak and Fritz Lang Three chapters investigate neo-noir and British film noir: chapters trace the complex evolution of neo-noir in American cinema, from the modernist critiques of "Night Moves "and "Taxi Driver," to the postmodern hybridity of contemporary noir including "Seven," "Pulp Fiction "and "Memento" the final chapter surveys the development of British film noir, a significant and virtually unknown cinema, stretching from the thirties to Mike Hodges "Croupier" Films discussed include both little known examples and seminal works such as "Double Indemnity," "Scarlet Street," "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Touch of Evil." A final section provides a guide to further reading, an extensive bibliography and a list of over 500 films referred to in the text. Lucidly written, "Film Noir "is""an accessible, informative and stimulating introduction that will have a broad appeal to undergraduates, cineastes, film teachers and researchers. Dr Andrew Spicer is Programme Leader for the MA in Film Studies and European Cinema in the Faculty of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England. Series Editor - Alexander Ballinger, McLean Film & Media Ltd.
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Shadow Boxer

A Billy Nichols Novel

Author: Eddie Muller

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780743214445

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6395

Stumbling upon evidence that suggests the person convicted of murdering his lover is innocent, Billy Nichols uncovers what may be a larger conspiracy involving the fight clubs.
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Neo-noir

The New Film Noir Style from Psycho to Collateral

Author: Ronald Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810856769

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 157

View: 8680

Ronald Schwartz introduces this study with an overview of the qualities and characteristics of neo-noir, a cinematic style that emerged in the early 1960s as a direct outgrowth of film noir. He provides in-depth analyses of more than 30 films exemplifying the best of this style, including 'The Manchurian Candidate'.
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Detour

Author: Noah Isenberg

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 3150

Long considered an unpolished gem of film noir, the private treasure of film buffs, cinephiles and critics, Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour (1945) has recently earned a new wave of recognition. In the words of film Critic David Thomson, it is simply “beyond remarkable.” The only B-picture to make it into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, Detour has outrun its fate as the bastard child of one of Hollywood’s lowliest studios. Ulmer’s film follows, in flashback, the journey of Al Roberts (Tom Neal), a pianist hitching from New York to California to join his girlfriend Sue (Claudia Drake), a singer gone to seek her fortune in Hollywood. In classic noir style, Detour features mysterious deaths, changes of identity, an unforgettable femme fatale called Vera (Ann Savage), and, in Roberts, a wretched, masochistic antihero. Noah Isenberg’s study of Detour draws on a vast array of archival sources, unpublished letters and interviews, to provide an animated and thorough account of the film’s production history, its critical reception, its afterlife (including various remakes) and the different ways in which the film has been understood since its release. He devotes significant attention to each of the key players in the film--the crew as well as the principal actors--while charting the uneasy transformation of Martin Goldsmith’s pulp novel into Ulmer’s signature film, the disagreements between the director and writer, and the severe financial and formal limitations with which Ulmer grappled. The story that Isenberg tells, rich in historical and critical insight, replicates the briskness of a B-movie.
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Cinema and modernity

Author: Murray Pomerance

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780813538150

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 373

View: 8283

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New Mexico Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New Mexico

Page: N.A

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Jack rechnet ab

Roman

Author: Ted Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890648163

Category:

Page: 220

View: 4369

Das inflationär missbrauchte Attribut "Kult" trifft auf dieses Buch tatsächlich zu. Der Provinzflüchtling Jack Carter hat als Handlanger eines Londoner Verbrechersyndikats Karriere gemacht und reist nun zurück nach Hause in ein tristes Industriekaff, um den Tod seines Bruders zu klären. Autor Ted Lewis hat sich von US-Vorbildern wie Hammett und Chandler inspirieren lassen, aber sein Stil ist roher und zugleich einfühlsam und melancholisch. Zum ersten Mal wurde dieser Roman 1970 veröffentlicht, die Verfilmung "Get Carter" mit Michael Caine ist Filmgeschichte. Ein Buch, das mehr Leser verdient als das übliche Kult-Publikum.
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Transfigurations

Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema

Author: Asbjørn Grønstad

Publisher: Leiden University Press

ISBN: 9789089640307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

View: 1064

In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in our most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah, and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory, challenging the orthodoxies of previous research on film violence and contributing a fresh perspective to how we might reconceptualize fictional forms of this particular kind of aggressive cinema. Asbjörn Gronstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs.
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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 1255

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Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2004

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780871162014

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 934

View: 8502

A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
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Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761537359

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 912

View: 7654

A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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