Film Noir

Film Noir

From Berlin to Sin City

  • Author: Bould, Mark
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231503914
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780231503914
  • Place of publication:  New York , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2005
  • Month: December
  • Language: English

Film Noir explores the murky world of a genre responsible for many of film's most enduring images. Mark Bould discusses problems of definition and the often ambiguous nature of film noir and looks at modern films that could be called neo-noir. Iconic and enduring, film noir attracted great stars (Bogart, Bacall, Mitchum, Lancaster), many of the best directors of the era (Wilder, Lang, Preminger, Hawks, Siodmak, Welles) and this book is an indispensible guide to this popular genre.

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Terminology
  • On Dangerous Ground: Introducing Film Noir
  • 1 The Set-Up: Fabrication and Film Noir
  • 2 Out of the Past: The Prehistory of Film Noir
  • 3 Dark Passage: The Main Cycle of Film Noir
  • 4 Against All Odds: Neo-Noir
  • Afterword: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Names



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