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Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City
     

Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City

by Mark Bould
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231503914
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Series:
Short Cuts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Bould is senior lecturer in film studies at the University of the West of England.

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