Dark City Dames

The Wicked Women of Film Noir


Author: Eddie Muller

Publisher: HarperEntertainment

ISBN: 9780060988548

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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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,Brian McDonnell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313333064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 477

View: 4348

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

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: 6986

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.

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir


Author: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

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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.

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: 5453

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.

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: 8040

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.

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: 1668

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.

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: 1844

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.




Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641200121

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7885

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: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582437128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 5268

""" 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.

Film Noir


Author: Alain Silver,James Ursini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822822685

Category: USA - Film noir - Geschichte 1940-1960

Page: 191

View: 3889

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.


The New Film Noir Style from Psycho to Collateral


Author: Ronald Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810856769

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 157

View: 4270

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'.

Shadow Boxer

A Billy Nichols Novel


Author: Eddie Muller

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780743214445

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3133

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.

Cinema and modernity


Author: Murray Pomerance

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780813538150

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 373

View: 3836


Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema


Author: Asbjørn Grønstad

Publisher: Leiden University Press

ISBN: 9789089640307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

View: 8632

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.

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: 3120

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.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2006


Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780977268207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

View: 2546

This 15th annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.