Film Noir (Virgin Film Guides Series)

Film Noir (Virgin Film Guides Series)

by Eddie Robson
     
 

Hollywood showed its dark side in the 1940s and 50s with a wave of highly stylized movies featuring sinister plots, shady characters, sexual tension, chaos and confusion. These films have fascinated critics, students, moviegoers, and moviemakers ever since. Classics including THE MALTESE FALCON, THE BIG SLEEP, and THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE are analysed, with

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Hollywood showed its dark side in the 1940s and 50s with a wave of highly stylized movies featuring sinister plots, shady characters, sexual tension, chaos and confusion. These films have fascinated critics, students, moviegoers, and moviemakers ever since. Classics including THE MALTESE FALCON, THE BIG SLEEP, and THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE are analysed, with iconic actors, such as Robert Mitchum and legendary directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles profiled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753510865
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Virgin Film Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.91(d)

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