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Film Noir (Hardback)

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Explore the dark and brooding elegance of Film Noir with this essential handbook to the genre, exploring key noir themes and their most representative movies.

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Whether it’s Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, or The Big Sleep, explore a screen world of dark and brooding elegance with this essential handbook to Film Noir. From private eyes and perfect crimes to corrupt cops and doomed affairs, editors Paul Duncan and Jürgen Müller examine noir’s central themes and key movies from 1940 to 1960.

Copiously illustrated with film stills as well as original posters, this book offers page after page of noir’s masterful visual compositions while exploring the narrative paradigms of this thrilling genre. The volume also includes the editors'top 50 pick of noir classics.

Brimming with the enigmatic heroines, desperate gangsters, and psycho killers that continue to cast a shadow over cinema, this is a must-have handbook for noir aficionados and amateurs alike.

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SKU 9783836561693
Publisher(s) Taschen
Editor(s) Alain Silver, James Ursini, Paul Duncan, Jürgen Müller
Format Hardback
Number of pages 648
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