Dark City Dames

Author: Eddie Muller
Publisher: HarperEntertainment
ISBN: 0060988541
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Author: Geoff Mayer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313333068
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Performing Arts

Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

Author: Robert Miklitsch
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252096518
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Film Noir Guide

Author: Michael F. Keaney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786491551
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Programming for Adults

Author: Raymond Ranier
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781461670681
Release Date: 2005-10-13
Genre: Social Science

This book addresses all aspects of the programming process, from idea to execution, from crafts and entertainment to film, arts and science. Included are sources of funding, contracts and agreements, programming to meet the library's mission, and program evaluation.

The Art of Noir

Author: Eddie Muller
ISBN: 1585670731
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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.

The Shape of Things to Come

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466804227
Release Date: 2007-08-21
Genre: Social Science

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.


Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641200121
Release Date: 2018-10-15
Genre: Fiction

San Francisco 1947: Es kommt nicht jeden Tag vor, dass eine rätselhafte, anmutige Blondine namens Stilton (ja, wie der Käse) in den verlotterten Laden kommt, in dem Sammy »Two Toes« Tiffin Gin ausschenkt. Für ihn ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Aber bevor Sammy den ersten Schritt machen kann, betritt ein General der Air Force aus Roswell den Saloon. Er hat einen eiligen Auftrag, den Sammy nur widerwillig annimmt, denn eigentlich hat er ganz andere Dinge im Kopf. Doch als Stilton kurz darauf spurlos verschwindet, geht es ohnehin erst einmal nur noch um eines: Er muss seine Traumfrau retten – und vielleicht auch noch einen kleinen Alien ...

Film Noir

Author: Alain Silver
ISBN: 382282268X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: USA - Film noir - Geschichte 1940-1960

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.

Film Noir

Author: Andrew Spicer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582437121
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts

""" 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.

Neo noir

Author: Ronald Schwartz
ISBN: 081085676X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

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'.

Cinema and modernity

Author: Murray Pomerance
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
ISBN: 0813538157
Release Date: 2006-04-05
Genre: Performing Arts

Shadow Boxer

Author: Eddie Muller
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 0743214447
Release Date: 2003-01-07
Genre: Fiction

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.


Author: Asbjørn Grønstad
Publisher: Leiden University Press
ISBN: 9089640304
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts

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.