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(Limelight). Alain Silver and James Ursini, the editors of numerous studies of film noir, present a new anthology of essays that examine the visual style of the filmmakers of cinema's classic period. Some focus on individual films or directors; some…
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Enter the world of film noir, a world of darkness, ambiguity, and moral corruption. Meet the cynical and obsessive heroes of film noir portrayed by actors like Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, James Cageny, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis. You may encounter a…
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The Third and most recent edition of The Vampire Film featuring a new chapter, "The Vampire at the Millennium," was released in October 1996 to coincide with the centennial of Stoker's novel Dracula. More vampire films have been produced since the First Edition…
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(Book). The Zombie Film is the most comprehensive examination of the zombie film genre to date. With a detailed filmography of over 400 movies stretching back to the genre's earliest days, it begins with such classics as White Zombie (1932),…

The Samurai Film

by Alain Silver

|October 31, 2006

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(Limelight). The earlier Film Noir Readers , which now boast a combined sale of well over 30,000 copies, have all quite deliberately conveyed a sweeping overview of the classic period, demonstrating how broad and inclusive noir movies are. Film Noir Reader 4…

Film Noir

by Alain Silver

|This title releases August 15, 2017

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Smoke and Shadows Classic noir flicks, illustrated and examined Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter (lovers plan murder, corrupt police, doomed love, psychological noir, etc.), this copiously…
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(Applause Books). After scores of books and commentaries on film noir and its classic period, experts Alain Silver and James Ursini turn their full attention to neo-noir, the self-conscious, mannered, sometimes ersatz, and often surprising genre that…
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(Limelight). Generously includes film stills and essays on crime films, The Postman Always Rings Twice , "Hitchcock's Noir Landscape," "Samuel Fuller's Tabloid Cinema," "Son of Noir," "Noir Science," "Girl…
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(Limelight). In this essential study of film noir, editors Alain Silver and James Ursini select the most significant and influential articles on the movement from their highly respected Film Noir Reader series and assemble them into a single, convenient,…
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Los Angeles has always been as much a star in film noir as any actor, be it Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner or Jack Nicholson. In L.A. Noir: The City as Character renowned film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini explore the…

Noir Style

by Alain Silver

|October 16, 2013

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"In the world of film noir style becomes paramount," wrote Paul Schrader in his seminal "Notes on Film Noir." In The Noir Style, experts Alain Silver and James Ursini analyze the look of noir--its elements and their impact on the most American of film…