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Author: Eddie Robson
Publisher: London : Virgin Books, 2005.
Series: Virgin film.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shrouded in suspicion, racked with cynicism and tortured by doomed love, in the 1940s and 50s Hollywood revealed its dark side in a wave of films that were dubbed 'film noir' by French critics, both for their heavy use of shade and for their black outlook." "Film Noir looks at the defining movies made in this brooding, menacing tone, covering such classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, The Killers and Kiss  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robson, Eddie.
Film noir.
London : Virgin Books, 2005
(OCoLC)607785782
Online version:
Robson, Eddie.
Film noir.
London : Virgin Books, 2005
(OCoLC)609897654
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Robson
ISBN: 0753510863 9780753510865
OCLC Number: 67767616
Description: 298 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Stranger on the third floor (1940) --
The maltese falcon (1941) --
Double indemnity (1944) --
Murder, my sweet (1944) --
Detour (1945) --
The big sleep (1946) --
The killers (1946) --
Out of the past (1947) --
The lady from Shanghai (1948) --
Force of evil (1948) --
Gun crazy (1949) --
Sunset Boulevard (1950) --
The big heat (1953) --
The big combo (1955) --
Kiss me deadly (1955) --
The night of the hunter (1955) --
The killing (1956) --
Touch of evil (1958) --
The wider world of film noir.
Series Title: Virgin film.
Responsibility: Eddie Robson.

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FILM NOIR - SOME OF THE FINEST, MOST INNOVATIVE AND MOST INTERESTING FILMS THAT HOLLYWOOD HAS EVER PRODUCED In the 1940s and 50s Hollywood showed its dark side with a wave of highly stylized movies  Read more...

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Beautifully judged and carefully considered, it's a joy to read from start to finish. 5 stars Film Review (The Coen Brothers)

 
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