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Author: Ronald Schwartz
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
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"According to many critics, the era of film noir ended with the 1958 release of Orson Welles's classic Touch of Evil. However, the style was not dead but rather transformed, and two years later, Alfred Hitchcock ushered in a new era of noir films with the release of his 1960 masterpiece, Psycho." "Film scholar Ronald Schwartz examines the most significant representatives of this cinematic style, beginning with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwartz, Ronald, 1937-
Neo-noir.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607748423
Online version:
Schwartz, Ronald, 1937-
Neo-noir.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607826557
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Schwartz
ISBN: 081085676X 9780810856769
OCLC Number: 58546286
Description: xiv, 157 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Psycho (1960) --
Underworld U.S.A. (1961) --
The Manchurian candidate (1962) --
The naked kiss (1964) --
Point blank (1967) --
Dirty Harry (1971) --
The French connection (1971) --
Chinatown (1974) --
Night moves (1975) --
Taxi driver (1976) --
Body heat (1981) --
Blood simple (1984) --
To live and die in L.A. (1985) --
At close range (1986) --
Fatal attraction (1987) --
The grifters (1990) --
Reservoir dogs (1992) --
The last seduction (1994) --
The usual suspects (1995) --
L.A. confidential (1997) --
Memento (2000) --
Sexy beast (2000) --
The deep end (2001) --
In the bedroom (2001) --
The man who wasn't there (2001) --
Vanilla sky (2001) --
Blood work (2002) --
Insomnia (2002) --
Out of time (2003) --
In the cut (2003) --
Mystic River (2003) --
Collateral (2004) --
An "A to Z" rated filmography of neo-noir films (1960-2004).
Responsibility: Ronald Schwartz.
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"According to many critics, the era of film noir ended with the 1958 release of Orson Welles's classic Touch of Evil. However, the style was not dead but rather transformed, and two years later, Alfred Hitchcock ushered in a new era of noir films with the release of his 1960 masterpiece, Psycho." "Film scholar Ronald Schwartz examines the most significant representatives of this cinematic style, beginning with Hitchcock's shocker and concluding with Michael Mann's Collateral (2004). Schwartz provides in-depth analyses of more than thirty of the best neo-noir films and describes the qualities and characteristics of the new noir style. He also explains how it differs from film noir of the 1940s and 1950s." "Neo-Noir also includes and alphabetical filmography listing more than 650 films that reflect the diversity of the genre in plot, style, or subject matter. This reference work is a resource for film scholars and fans alike who wish to further explore the ever-evolving aspects of neo-noir cinema."--Jacket.

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...the depth and breadth of Neo-Noir makes it required reading for anyone longing to be a serious fan of films made in the modern noir style. Green Man Review Schwartz (emeritus, City U. of New York) Read more...

 
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