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Film noir FAQ

David J. Hogan

Film noir FAQ

all that"s left to know about Hollywood"s golden age of dames, detectives, and danger

by David J. Hogan

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Film noir,
  • History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesFilm noir frequently asked questions
    StatementDavid J. Hogan
    SeriesFAQ series (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (Firm))
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.F54 H58 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 419 pages
    Number of Pages419
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27147913M
    ISBN 101557838550
    ISBN 109781557838551
    LC Control Number2012048283
    OCLC/WorldCa826456664

    [This film was remade by director Don Siegel as the violent crime noir thriller The Killers () with Lee Marvin, Ronald Reagan (in his last feature role), and Angie Dickinson] in director John Cromwell's Dead Reckoning (), an on-the-run WWII veteran's alluring Southern girlfriend (Lizabeth Scott) threatened military buddy Humphrey Bogart.


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Film noir FAQ by David J. Hogan Download PDF EPUB FB2

I highly recommend this book to any movie fan simply looking to learn about Film Noir, Film noir FAQ book also to the seasoned Noir buff searching for a somewhat different approach and view.

"Film Noir FAQ" is the freshest take on Noir since Eddie Muller's "Dark City."Cited by: 1. (FAQ). Film Noir FAQ celebrates and reappraises some noir thrillers representing 20 years of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Noir pulls us close to brutal cops and scheming dames, desperate heist men and hardboiled private eyes, and the unlucky innocent citizens that get in their way/5. These two great German directors came to America and gave a visual style to film noir. Hitchcock, of course, was English – so the look and style of film noir was mostly defined by foreigners such as these.

The Rough Guide to Film Noir discusses all those elements, including the cinematographers (one of the sections I worked on in this book). Eddie Muller's "Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir" is such a book.

With that said, you need to know what it is NOT: it Film noir FAQ book NOT a heavily footnoted academic treatise on the uniquely midth-century American cinematic crime film genre for which the French Film noir FAQ book the term "film noir."Cited by: 8.

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.

Copiously illustrated with film stills as well as original posters, the book also lists TASCHEN’s top 50 noir classics. A Category: Books > Film. Film noir is not a clearly defined genre (see here for details on the characteristics).

Therefore, the composition of this list may be controversial. To minimize dispute the films included here should preferably feature a footnote linking to a reliable, published source which states that the mentioned film is considered to be a film noir by an expert in this field, e.g.

[] [] [] []. The golden age of film noir The cinema of the disenchanted. Early examples of the noir style include dark, stylized detective films such as John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon (), Frank Tuttle’s This Gun for Hire (), Otto Preminger’s Laura (), and Edward Dmytryk’s Murder, My Sweet ().

Banned in occupied countries during the war, these films became available throughout. Film Noir FAQ brings lively attention to story, mood, themes, and technical detail, plus behind-the-scenes stories of the production of individual films.

Featuring numerous stills and posters many never before published in book form highlighting key moments of great noir movies. A Life at Stake - Free- Directed by Paul Guilfoyle, this American noir film stars Angela Lansbury and Keith Andes.() Beat the Devil – Free – Directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, the film is something of a comic and dramatic spoof of the film noir tradition.

() Behind Green Lights - Free - Stars Carole Landis, John Ireland. East Asian Film Noir is the first book to explore these films and the filmmakers who made them. Looking at a range of examples from the s to the present - including The Crimson Kimono, Brother, Ghost in the Shell, Nowhere to Hide, Duelist - and Rebels of the Neon God - this work conceptualizes and articulates an internationally situated.

Film Noir FAQ brings lively attention to story, mood, themes, and technical detail, plus behind-the-scenes stories of the production of individual films. Featuring numerous stills and posters – many never before published in book form – highlighting key moments of great noir movies.

film noir The Case of the Dark Rose In s Portland on the Northwest side, a seemingly ordinary accountant is found dead in a locked room, with no motive, no suspects, no gun. Film Noir FAQ brings lively attention to story, mood, themes, and technical detail, plus behind-the-scenes stories of the production of individual films.

Featuring numerous stills and postersmany never before published in book formhighlighting key moments of great noir ed on: Ma John Grant, in his book A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide (), provides some recurring elements to film noir, stating, “The noirish worldview is typically nihilistic There may or may not be a femme fatale present That male protagonist may find himself trapped irrevocably in the noir quicksand.

The film noir genre threw a wrench into people ideas of what a ‘heroes’ was. In the world of noir, no-one is pure and good, and even the villains have their reasons.

Even the female characters Author: Gabrielle Gosha. Movie Title Screens - Classic Film Noir (The s and s): Title screens are the initial titles, usually projected at the beginning of a film, and following the logos of the film studio.

They are often an ignored aspect of films, although they reflect the time period or era of. Film Noir FAQ brings lively attention to story, mood, themes, and technical detail, plus behind-the-scenes stories of the production of individual films.

Featuring numerous stills and posters many never before published in book form highlighting key moments of great noir : Note on Film Noir By Paul Schrader In French critics, seeing the American films they had missed during the war, noticed the new mood of cynicism, pessimism and darkness which had crept into the American cinema.

The darkening stain was most evident in routine crime thrillers, but was also apparent in prestigious Size: KB. Film Noir: All-Time Favorites is another fantastic book of specific culture study (plus a fun read)." "A heart-racing book, Film Noir surely is a collector's item for film buffs and lovers of drama alike." "The dynamic pictures make each page a drama.

The impact is overwhelming." "The reviews of this work might be open to debate, but there /5(22). Mark Bould discusses problems of definition and the often ambiguous nature of film noir and looks at modern films that could be called neo-noir.

Iconic and enduring, film noir attracted great stars (Bogart, Bacall, Mitchum, Lancaster), many of the best directors of the era (Wilder, Lang, Preminger, Hawks, Siodmak, Welles) and this book is an.

Noir City: the best books behind the great noir films On the eve of the Noir City film festival launch, mystery writers list their favorite noir books. "My favorite book turned into a film. The big French book on the subject of film noir was written, inby Raymond Borde and Étienne Chaumeton—two critics associated with the magazine Positif, Cahiers’s bitter rival.

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Directed by Lawrence Huntington. With Joan Hopkins, Derek Farr, Edward Chapman, Laurence Harvey. An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders into a pawn-shop robbery and finds himself wanted for murder. He meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he looks for the real criminals/10().

Get this from a library. Film noir FAQ: all that's left to know about Hollywood's golden age of dames, detectives, and danger. [David J Hogan] -- Film Noir FAQ celebrates and reappraises some noir thrillers representing 20 years of Hollywoods Golden Age.

This title serves up insights into many of the most popular and revered names in. Film Noir movies, late s through the s, plus noirish TV detective shows.

I thank everyone for watching. Directed by Allan Dwan. With John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Kent Taylor. An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor/10(). Film noir is a uniquely American genre that has stylistic links to the German expressionist cinema of the s and thematic links to the hard-boiled crime fiction that emerged in the s.

Generally the milieu is urban and middle class, and the overall feel is one of repression and fatalism. There's the book A Panorama of American Film Noir () by Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton. First published in French init's the book that gave the genre its name.

Fortunately, official English translations of the book are now ava. Film Noir Reader 2 is as interesting as its forerunner. Not every article is great, but there is a lot of interest book opens with film writings from the Forties that show that while Americans did not coin the term film noir, some writers did notice a trend are interesting articles on Cornell Woolrich, Sam Fuller and noir and painting.5/5(3).

“With Out of the Past: Lacan and the Film Noir, Ben Tyrer has written the definitive book on the intersection of psychoanalysis and film noir. Tyrer brings a thorough knowledge of psychoanalysis together with an encyclopedic understanding of film noir, and the result of this encounter is a stunning work that reshapes both : Palgrave Macmillan.

Film noir is a classic genre characterized by visual elements such as tilted camera angles, skewed scene compositions, and an interplay between darkness and light. Common motifs include crime and punishment, the upheaval of traditional moral values, and a pessimistic stance on the meaning of life and on the place of humankind in the universe.

Spanning the s and s, the classic film noir Cited by: First, film noir needs the right cast of characters, including an investigator with "relative integrity" like Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe, a criminal ("usually a murderer"), one "bad, beautiful" woman, and another "good, bland" characters should come from a script based on a piece of American pulp fiction such as The Maltese Falcon or Double Indemnity, ideally adapted by a European.

The Encyclopedia of Film Noir is designed to provide an accessible yet scholarly, user-friendly but research-informed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon of fi lm noir—both the classical fi lm noir cycle (approximately –) as well the modern, or neo-noir, period, which constitutes fi lms produced after The.

Film Noir FAQ: All That's Left to Know about Hollywood's Golden Age of Dames, Detectives, and Danger by David J. Hogan Call Number: PN F54 H58 Kiss the Blood off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir by Robert Miklitsch (Editor). The Long Goodbye. American film noir went through a relatively fallow period from the late s to the early s, when the first wave of “neo-noirs” began cropping up in theaters.

Ridley Scott said in an interview on American television that in film noir, voice-overs sometimes work, and sometimes don't, and they didn't work in BR. "(A)n extensive voice-over was added to help people relate to Harrison Ford's character and make following the plot easier.

According to Todd Erickson, he states that neo-noir is a genre exhibits a self-consciousness about its indebtedness to the earlier noir films. Neo-noir has emerged notably in the s, with such films like the film “Blade Runner,” that incorporates familiar narrative and stylistic elements.

The Philosophy of Film Noir is the first volume to focus exclusively on the philosophical underpinnings of these iconic films. Drawing on the work of diverse thinkers, from the French existentialist Albert Camus to the Frankurt school theorists Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the volume connects film noir to the philosophical questions of a.

This book is a scholarly investigation of the historical development and contemporary transformation of film noir in today’s Hong Kong. Focusing on the evolvement of cinematic narratives, aesthetics, and techniques, the author balances a deep reading of the multiple filmic plots with a discussion of the cinematic portrayals of gender, romance, identities and power relations.

In the preface of their book, Fay and Nieland offer three terms that are key in understanding how film noir "travels" both geographically and culturally. Please list them and provide the definition for each.

(Since these terms can be quite slippery, please make sure you .From the pulpy pages of Black Mask Magazine in the s and '30s, through the film noir era of the s, to today, noir fiction has lured many a reader and movie-goer away from the light and into the dark underbelly of society.

5. Director Blake Edwards isn’t typically associated with film noir. He’s best known for his lighter work in the sixties, films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the Pink Panther series, as well as for being Mr.

Julie Andrews. But he also worked closely with Columbia director Richard Quine, whose film Drive a Crooked Road (starring Mickey Rooney) he cowrote.