A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide

October 1, 2013|
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide by John Grant
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Featuring rumpled PIs shyster lawyers corrupt politicians double-crossers femmes fatales and of course losers who find themselves down on their luck yet again film noir is a perennially popular cinematic genre. This extensive encyclopedia describes movies from noir''s earliest days ä and even before looking at some of noir''s ancestors in US and European cinema ä as well as noir''s more recent offshoots from neonoirs to erotic thrillers. Entries are arranged alphabetically covering movies from all over the world ä from every continent save Antarctica ä with briefer details provided for several hundred additional movies within those entries. A copious appendix contains filmographies of prominent directors actors and writers.ÞWith coverage of blockbusters and program fillers from ÊGoing StraightÊ (US 1916) to ÊBroken CityÊ (US 2013) via ÊNora InuÊ (Japan 1949) ÊO Anthropos tou TrainouÊ (Greece 1958) ÊEl Less Wal KilabÊ (Egypt 1962) ÊReportaje a la MuerteÊ (Peru 1993) ÊZiftÊ (Bulgaria 2008) and thousands more ÊA Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film NoirÊ is an engrossing and essential reference work that should be on the shelves of every cinephile.
Title:A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:765 pages, 10.24 X 8.46 X 2.13 in
Shipping dimensions:765 pages, 10.24 X 8.46 X 2.13 in
Published:October 1, 2013
Publisher:Applause
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781557838315

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