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Film noir guide : 745 films of the classic era, 1940-1959

Author: Michael F Keaney
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book -- such films as The Accused, Among the Living, The Asphalt Jungle, Baby Face Nelson, Bait, The Beat Generation, Crossfire, Dark Passage, I Walk Alone, The Las Vegas Story, The Naked City, Strangers on a Train, White Heat, and The Window. For each film, the following information is provided: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Keaney
ISBN: 078646366X 9780786463664
OCLC Number: 668182937
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2003.
Description: ix, 541 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The films --
Appendix A : films noirs listed by director --
Appendix B : Films noirs listed by type --
Appendix C : films noirs listed by year of release --
Appendix D : how to build an affordable film noir library.
Responsibility: Michael F. Keaney.

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"More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book -- such films as The Accused, Among the Living, The Asphalt Jungle, Baby Face Nelson, Bait, The Beat Generation, Crossfire, Dark Passage, I Walk Alone, The Las Vegas Story, The Naked City, Strangers on a Train, White Heat, and The Window. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending."--Back cover. Also features memorable lines from each film, and identifies familiar television actors appearing in the films early in their careers.

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