RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 64432900 LA English T1 Shades of Noir A1 Collins, Max Allan., Goodman, Jeffrey., Spillane, Mickey,, Paretsky, Sara., Haywood, Gar Anthony., Keach, Stacy., Penzler, Otto., Hall, Parnell., Estleman, Loren D., Mosley, Walter., Beatty, Terry., Niebuhr, Gary Warren., Maltin, Leonard., Greenberg, Martin Harry., Gores, Joe,, Westlake, Donald E., Meredith, Lee,, Eaton, Shirley., Neo Noir Entertainment., Troma Entertainment, Inc., Troma Team Video (Firm), PB Troma Entertainment : Troma Team Video [distributor] PP [Place of publication not identified] YR 2005 AB Opens with three short film noirs as examples of the genre (33 min.) "Elliot Ness: an untouchable life" follows a detective in 1920s Chicago making his first move against Al Capone. In "A matter of principal" a retired hitman fights insomnia by interceding in a kidnapping. In "Three women," three women confess to the murder of the same abusive boyfriend. Films are followed by a full-length bio-documentary (87 min.) about the legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane. Includes interviews with mystery writers, film and TV directors, cartoonists, actors and actresses commenting on the development and influence of mystery writers on the film noir genre.