Encyclopedia Of Film Noir

Encyclopedia Of Film Noir

by Geoff Mayer, Brian McDonnell
     
 

When viewers think of film noir, they often picture actors like Humphrey Bogart playing characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, the film based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. Yet film noir is a genre much richer. The authors first examine the debate surrounding the parameters of the genre and the many different ways it is defined. They discuss the

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When viewers think of film noir, they often picture actors like Humphrey Bogart playing characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, the film based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. Yet film noir is a genre much richer. The authors first examine the debate surrounding the parameters of the genre and the many different ways it is defined. They discuss the Noir City, its setting and backdrop, and also the cultural (WWII) and institutional (the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, and the Production Code Administration) influences on the subgenres. An analysis of the low budget and series film noirs provides information on those cult classics. With over 200 entries on films, directors, and actors, the Encyclopedia of Film Noir is the most complete resource for film fans, students, and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313333064
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

:The Myths and Parameters of Film Noir

The Hard-Boiled Influence

Film Noir and the City

Film Noir Style

Films, Actors and Directors

Act of Violence

Aldrich, Robert

Among the Living

Andrews, Dana

Angel Face

Apology for Murder

Asphalt Jungle, The

Beaumont, Hugh

Bennett, Joan

Big Clock, The

Big Combo, The

Big Heat, The

Big Sleep, The

Black Angel

Blonde Ice

Blood Simple

Body Heat

Bogart, Humphrey

Born to Kill

Breaking Point, The

Brighton Rock

Brodie, Steve

Brothers, The

Brothers Rico, The

Burr, Raymond

Carnival

Cash on Demand

Chase, The

Chinatown

Collateral

Conte, Richard

Cook, Jr., Elisha

Corridors of Mirrors

Cosh Boy

Crack-Up

Criminal, The

Criss Cross

Crooked Way, The

Crossfire

Croupier

Cry of the City

Dance With a Stranger

Dark City

Dark Corner, The

Dark Passage

Daughter of Darkness

Dead Reckoning

Dear Murderer

Decoy

Desperate

Detour

Devil in a Blue Dress

Dmytryk, Edward

D.O.A.

Double Indemnity

Duryea, Dan

Fallen Angel

Fallen Sparrow, The

Farrow, John

Fear in the Night

File on Thelma Jordan, The

Force of Evil

Ford, Glenn

Framed

Fuller, Sam

Garfield, John

Get Carter

Gilda

Good Die Young, The

Goring, Marius

Grahame, Gloria

Great Day

Great Flamarion, The

Greer, Jane

Gun Crazy

Gynt, Greta

Hatters Castle

Hayden, Sterling

Heflin, Van

Hell Drivers

High Sierra

History of Violence, A

Hitchcock, Alfred

Hollow Triumph

House Across the Lake, The

Huston, John

I Wake Up Screaming

I Wouldnt Be In Your Shoes

Impulse

In a Lonely Place

Interrupted Journey

It Always Rains on Sunday

JohnnyOClock

Kansas City Confidential

Karlson, Phil

Killers, The

Killing, The

Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss of Death

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

Klute

L.A. Confidential

Ladd, Alan

Lake, Veronica

Lancaster, Burt

Lang, Fritz

Late Edwina Black, The

Laura

Leave Her to Heaven

Lewis, Joseph H.

Long Memory, The

Lupino, Ida

MacMurray, Fred

Macomber Affair, The

Macready, George

Madeleine

Man From Colorado, The

Mann, Anthony

Mark of Cain, The

Mason, James

Memento

Mildred Pierce

Mine Own Executioner

Mitchum, Robert

Money Trap, The

Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill

Murder, My Sweet

My Brothers Keeper

My Name is Julia Ross

Naked City

Neal, Tom

Night and the City

Night Has Eyes, The

Night Moves

Nightmare Alley

99 River Street

No Orchids For Miss Blandish

OBrien, Edmond

Obsession

October Man, The

Odds Against Tomorrow

On Dangerous Ground

Out of the Past

Paris By Night

Payne, John

Phantom Lady

Pickup on South Street

Pink String and Sealing Wax

Pitfall

Point Blank

Portman, Eric

Possessed

Postman Always Rings Twice, The

Powell, Dick

Preminger, Otto

Prowler, The

Pushover

Raw Deal

Ray, Nicholas

Reckless Moment, The

Ride the Pink Horse

Roadblock

Robinson, Edward G..

Rocking Horse Winner, The

Ryan, Robert

Savage, Ann

Scandal Sheet

Scarlet Street.

Scott, Lizabeth

Set-Up, The

Se7en

711 Ocean Drive

Seventh Veil, The

Seventh Victim, The

Shallow Grave

Sin City

Siodmak, Robert

Slightly Scarlet

So Dark the Night

So Evil My Love

Somewhere in the Night

Sorry, Wrong Number

Spider and the Fly, The

Stanwyck, Barbara

Stranger on the Third Floor

Street of Chance

Sunset Boulevard

Take My Life

Taxi Driver

They Made Me a Fugitive

They Wont Believe Me

Third Man, The

This Gun For Hire

Tierney, Gene

Tightrope

T-Men

Todd, Ann

Totter, Audrey

Touch of Evil

Tourneur, Jacques

Trevor, Claire

True Confessions

Ulmer, Edgar

Under the Gun

Undercover Man, The

Victim

Where Danger Lives

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Widmark, Richard

Wilde, Cornel

Wilder, Billy

Windsor, Marie

Wings of the Dove, The

Winstone, Ray

Woman in the Window, The

Selected Bibliography

Appendix

Index

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