Noir Style

Noir Style

by Alain Silver, James Ursini
     
 

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In the world of film noir, style becomes paramount," wrote Paul Schrader in his seminal "Notes on Film Noir." In The Noir Style, experts Alain Silver and James Ursini analyze the look of noir-its elements and their impact on this most American of film movements-revisiting the territory they made their own in their classic Film Noir: An EncyclopedicSee more details below

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In the world of film noir, style becomes paramount," wrote Paul Schrader in his seminal "Notes on Film Noir." In The Noir Style, experts Alain Silver and James Ursini analyze the look of noir-its elements and their impact on this most American of film movements-revisiting the territory they made their own in their classic Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style.

The Noir Style traces the development of noir to its origins and documents its borrowings from other visual arts with chapters covering the recurring motifs that define the genre. Both an indispensable reference guide and an irresistible treat for film buffs, The Noir Style is an engaging and informative addition to the literature of film.

Author Biography: Alain Silver and James Ursini are the authors of Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style. Alain Silver is also the author of The Samurai Film and coauthor of Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles (all available from Overlook).

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"A comprehensive definition of the noir look and its values . . . the commentary is wonderfully set off by 172 gorgeous black-and-white stills." (Elle)

"Smart text and great stills from the classic period . . . through the neo-noir films of the nineties. Perfect for a rainy night." (Helen Frangoulis, Playboy)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879517229
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
11.02(w) x 11.78(h) x 1.05(d)

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"Smart text and great stills from the classic  period . . . through the neo-noir films of the nineties. Perfect for a rainy night." --Helen Frangoulis, Playboy

"The commentary is wonderfully set off by 172 gorgeous black-and-white stills . . . This is a great look into one of the darkest of American popular genres." --Elle

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