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 – 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.
John Grant (Hewitt, NJ) is the Scottish-born author of some 60 books, including Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, Masters of Animation, and a number of movie pocket references. He was coeditor with John Clute of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, for which he wrote the movie entries; he also wrote the cinema section of David...
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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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