The Film Noir Bible

Have the movies dated? Are they flawed but interesting? All here. Plus, the book overflows with detailed descriptions of the many characters who people film noir. You won't see this in other books. Tons of unique quotes as well.

The Film Noir Bible

The Film Noir Bible

"The Film Noir Bible is really an encyclopedia. Designed so you easily get into it. Yet, it also has depth. This truly massive book is crammed to the gills with extraordinary movies, endless characters, inspired quotes, and incendiary analysis. In one book, an entire era of films will come alive. I've tracked down all the highlights (like some rare, wild, nearly extinct beast, film noir has fi-nally been captured). If it's exciting, it's here. Nothing lame, nothing sloppy, nothing weak. It must be noted that some 50 years after the fact, film noir still remains shrouded in mystery. On the simplest level, many important films are unaccounted for (not to mention, numerous obscurities). In line with this, theories accounting for the phenomenon have been most unsatisfactory (thus some have dismissed the idea altogether). Yet, this hasn't stopped film noir from being acclaimed as the one true American 'art film' genre and as 'one of the most important cultural developments of the twentieth century'. However, noir hasn't been well-served in recent years by either the movies made in its name or the critical commentary on the subject. Now, The Film Noir Bible comes along to answer the question of whether film noir was a truly significant artistic movement or merely a bunch of mildly amusing relics which people still get a kick out of. The Film Noir Bible isn't about theory. It's about movies (I name names). I'll tell you what films are good, bad, underrated (I didn't watch all these films not to have an opinion on them). Have the movies dated? Are they flawed but interesting? All here. Plus, the book overflows with detailed descriptions of the many characters who people film noir. You won't see this in other books. Tons of unique quotes as well. All in all, it's a no-nonsense guide to the 200 or so most significant film noirs of all time (and more). When I'm thru with these sonuvabitches, you'll know them better than your next-door neighbor (in fact, you won't even need to watch the film to get a great feel for it)."--Amazon website.

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The Film Noir Bible
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Wampa 12
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-10-01 - Publisher:

"The Film Noir Bible is really an encyclopedia. Designed so you easily get into it. Yet, it also has depth. This truly massive book is crammed to the gills with extraordinary movies, endless characters, inspired quotes, and incendiary analysis. In one book, an entire era of films will come alive.
Dark City
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Eddie Muller
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This revised and expanded edition of Eddie Muller's Dark City is a film noir lover's bible, taking readers on a tour of the urban landscape of the grim and gritty genre in a definitive, highly illustrated volume. Dark Cityexpands with new chapters and a fresh collection of restored photos that
Historical Dictionary of Film Noir
Language: en
Pages: 532
Authors: Andrew Spicer
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-19 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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,
The Bible in Motion
Language: en
Pages: 956
Authors: Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-12 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This two-part volume contains a comprehensive collection of original studies by well-known scholars focusing on the Bible’s wide-ranging reception in world cinema. It is organized into sections examining the rich cinematic afterlives of selected characters from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament; considering issues of biblical reception across a wide
British Film Noir Guide
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Michael F. Keaney
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-20 - Publisher: McFarland

This work presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as those “black films” made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film

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