100 Film Noirs

Overview

This BFI Screen Guide provides an accessible, richly-illustrated introduction to 100 key noir films, from Hollywood classics such as Double Indemnity to more recent titles such as Sin City, as well as examples from Europe, Japan, India and Mexico, together with an editorial overview of the genre and its key debates.

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Overview

This BFI Screen Guide provides an accessible, richly-illustrated introduction to 100 key noir films, from Hollywood classics such as Double Indemnity to more recent titles such as Sin City, as well as examples from Europe, Japan, India and Mexico, together with an editorial overview of the genre and its key debates.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844572168
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Series: Screen Guides Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Hillier is Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. His publications include American Independent Cinema The Film Studies Dictionary and Howard Hawks: American Artist. Alastair Phillips is Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He is the author of Rififi and the co-editor of Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts and of Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood Cinema.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• 100 Films:36,
• Quai des orfèvres (Olivier Marchal, 2004)
• The American Friend (Wim Wenders, 1977)
• Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950)
• La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir, 1938)
• The Big Combo (Joseph H Lewis, 1955)
• The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953)
• The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
• Blast of Silence (Alan Baron, 1961)
• The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall, 1946)
• Body and Soul (Robert Rossen, 1947)
• Born to Kill (Robert Wise, 1947)
• Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947)
• Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1947)
• Castle of Sand (Nomura Yoshitaro, 1974)
• The Chase (Arthur Ripley, 1946)
• Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
• C.I.D. (Raj Khosla, India, 1954)
• Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004)
• Cornered (Edward Dmytryk, 1945)
• Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak, 1948)
• The Crooked Way (Robert Florey, 1949)
• Crossfire (Edward Dmytryk, 1947)
• Cry of the City (Robert Siodmak, 1948)
• The Dark Corner (Henry Hathaway, 1946)
• Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947)
• Dead Reckoning (John Cromwell, 1947)
• Death of a Cyclist (Javier Bardem, 1955)
• Death is a Caress (Edith Carlmar, 1949)
• Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945)
• Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin, 1995)
• D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté, 1949)
• Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
• The Driver (Walter Hill, 1978)
• Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945)
• Fear in the Night (Maxwell Shane, 1947)
• Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky, 1948)
• A Foreign Land (Walter Salles, Brazil)
• Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
• Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946)
• The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler, 1942)
• Gun Crazy (Joseph H Lewis, 1949)
• He Ran All the Way (John Berry, 1951)
• He Walked By Night (Alfred Werker, 1949)
• High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
• A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
• The Hitch-hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953)
• I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Mike Hodges, 2003)
• In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
• I Married a Communist (Robert Stevenson, 1949)
• I Wake Up Screaming (H Bruce Humberstone, 1942)
• I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, 1948)
• Journey into Fear (Norman Foster/Orson Welles, 1942)
• Le Jour se lève (Marcel Carné, 1939)
• Lift to the Scaffold (Louis Malle, 1957)
• The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946)
• The Killing (Stanley Kubrick 1956)
• Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)
• Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947)
• LA Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
• The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1947)
• The Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1946)
• Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944)
• The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
• The Lost One (Peter Lorre, 1951)
• M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
• Memories of Murder (Joon-ho Bong, 2003)
• The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
• Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945)
• Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
• Murder My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk, 1944)
• The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer, 1952)
• Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950)
• Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding, 1947)
• Night Moves (Arthur Penn, 1975)
• Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, 1947)
• Odds Against Tomorrow (Robert Wise, 1959)
• On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, 1951)
• Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)
• Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak, 1944)
• Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953)
• Pitfall (André de Toth, 1948)
• Point Blank (John Boorman, 1967)
• The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946)
• Pursued (Raoul Walsh, 1947)
• Quai des orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947)
• The Reckless Moment (Max Ophuls, 1949)
• Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955)
• Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945)
• Shoot the Pianist (François Truffaut, 1960)
• Side Street (Anthony Mann, 1950)
• Sin City (Frank Miller and Roberto Rodriguez, 2005)
• Story of a Love Affair (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1950)
• Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
• Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
• They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray, 1948)
• T Men (Anthony Mann, 1947)
• Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1953)
• Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
• Where the Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger, 1950)
• Notes
• Index

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