The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir

The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir

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by Foster Hirsch
     
 

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A revised and updated edition of the definitive study of film noir—the most original genre of American cinema—with a new epilogue by the author.See more details below

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A revised and updated edition of the definitive study of film noir—the most original genre of American cinema—with a new epilogue by the author.

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Martin Jackson, Cineaste
“Wonderfully readable: Hirsch is clear, knowledgeable, and concise….[The Dark Side of the Screen] is a visual as well as literary pleasure.”

Philip French, The Observer (London)
“There has been no extended work as good as Foster Hirsch’s The Dark Side of the Screen, a well-written, imaginatively illustrated book that sees the brief, true heyday as between Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) and his Sunset Boulevard (1950), but looks at the prelude and the aftermath, and sets the genre in its larger social and cultural context.”

Skyscraper, Spring 2009
“An important examination of what film noir is…The 264-page treatise is not a review source; rather, Hirsch’s academic work delves deeply with a scholarly but not dry approach.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306817724
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/24/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
382,300
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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