A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide by John Grant

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide

byJohn Grant

Hardcover | October 1, 2013

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(Applause Books). 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 and even before, looking at some of noir's ancestors in US and European cinema as well as noir's more recent offshoots, from neonoirs to erotic thrillers. Entries are arranged alphabetically, covering movies from all over the world from every continent save Antarctica with briefer details provided for several hundred additional movies within those entries. A copious appendix contains filmographies of prominent directors, actors, and writers. With coverage of blockbusters and program fillers from Going Straight (US 1916) to Broken City (US 2013) via Nora Inu (Japan 1949), O Anthropos tou Trainou (Greece 1958), El Less Wal Kilab (Egypt 1962), Reportaje a la Muerte (Peru 1993), Zift (Bulgaria 2008), and thousands more, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir is an engrossing and essential reference work that should be on the shelves of every cinephile.

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Title:A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Film Noir: The Essential Reference GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:765 pages, 10 × 8 × 2.21 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Limelight EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1557838313

ISBN - 13:9781557838315

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