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Film Noir By Tad Richards
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Film Noir By Tad Richards
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Fatal Females & Hazardous Heroines of Film Noir By John Howard Reid
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Although film noir is generally thought of as a male preserve, the role of female stars in noir is quite significant. This book is divided into three sections. In the first, 53 notable -- and not so... More > notable -- noir movies are examined in detail, with complete casts and credits plus other essential background information. The second section provides thumbnail reviews and descriptions of a further 36 movies -- some to be admired, some to be avoided. The final section briefly details the noir careers of 13 classic female stars such as Ingrid Bergman, Hedy Lamarr, Barbara Stanwyck, Ida Lupino, Susan Hayward, Rhonda Fleming, Rita Hayworth, Gloria Grahame, Michele Morgan, Joan Bennett, Gene Tierney, and Ava Gardner. 86 big pages. 16 black-and white reproductions, plus front and back covers in full color.< Less
Poem Noir By David Jibson
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A Celebration of Film Noir in Poetry. I love old film and I especially love film noir. In this collection I celebrate some of the characters, plots and familiar settings of film noir through... More > poetry. Inside you’ll find dark cityscapes and blind alleys. There are private-eyes, taxi dancers, thugs, mugs, crime bosses, night club sirens, crooked cops, gun molls and a morgue full of bodies. The newsreels and the previews of coming attractions are done. The projectionist is nicely drunk. Settle back in your seat, claim the armrests on both sides and enjoy the feature.< Less
GREAT CINEMA DETECTIVES: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir By John Howard Reid
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Providing an overview of the entire thriller genre, this book examines over 160 movies from classic Hollywood and British studios, including such essential film noir entries as "Murder, My... More > Sweet", "The Dark Corner", "The Maltese Falcon" and "Afraid To Talk". Great cinema detectives are represented by William Powell (all six of his Thin Man pictures are detailed and discussed), Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Warner Oland (Charlie Chan), Sidney Toler (Charlie Chan), Peter Ustinov (Hercule Poirot), Margaret Rutherford (all four of her Miss Marple films are covered), and others including the Saint, the Falcon, Bulldog Drummond and Philo Vance. From director Alfred Hitchcock comes "Notorious", "Saboteur", "Number 17" and "Rich and Strange". A few comedies and spoofs, such as "Satan Met a Lady" (an amazing re-make of the original "Maltese Falcon" with Bette Davis and Warren William) and "Who Done It?" (with Abbott and Costello) round out the survey.< Less
Film Noir, Detective and Mystery Movies on DVD: A Guide to the Best in Suspense By John Howard Reid
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A guide to classic and vintage motion picture suspense in film noir, mystery thrillers and detective movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, this book also provides credits, reviews, original release... More > information and current DVD details. Movies include not only famous classics like "Charlie Chan in Egypt", "City Streets", "Counsellor at Law", "Father Brown, Detective", "Gilda", "The Kennel Murder Case", "The Lady from Shanghai", "Laura", "Mysterious Mr Moto", "The Naked City", "Nightmare Alley", "Odd Man Out", "Out of the Past", "The Paradine Case", "Rebecca", etc., but lesser known titles. Additional essays survey Film Noir, Sherlock Holmes, The Thin Man, Raymond Chandler, Humphrey Bogart and Alan Ladd.< Less
Hollywood Femmes Fatales and Ladies of Film Noir. Volume 3 By Maximillien De Lafayette
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3rd Edition. Volume 3 from a set of 4 volumes. The set contains approximately 1,100 photographs of a rare beauty; vintage, and of an extreme historical importance. Hundreds upon hundreds of photos... More > are full page size of a large format 8.5” by 11”. Lavishly printed. It is a massive and a major publication unmatched in the abundance of its materials, photos, and information. Enter the world of glamour, beauty, magic, nostalgia and human drama of Hollywood’s greatest stars, the divas, the legends, and the forgotten. Unquestionably, this is the alpha and omega, and the bible of the Femmes Fatales from the dawn of the silver screen to the present day. If there is a bona fide femme fatale in the world, around the globe, you will find her here in this book. Written by the legendary Maximillien de Lafayette, who has to his credits more than 750 books and encyclopedias, 80 of them are in this field. The author brings to the table his 50 years of experience, as a historian, a critic and showbiz producer.< Less
Noir Is My Beat By Lara Fisher
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For the classic movie fan and the die-hard film noir junkie, Noir is My Beat gives you hundreds of film noir brainteasers. Test your smarts with quotations, questions and little known facts about the... More > movies, stars, writers and legends of film noir. Noir is My Beat is an enjoyable and revealing look at the world of classic film noir. In addition to oodles of trivia, this book provides a comprehensive listing of films from the era that introduced film noir to the world.< Less
Noir Is My Beat By Lara Fisher
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For the classic movie fan and the die-hard film noir junkie, Noir is My Beat gives you hundreds of film noir brainteasers. Test your smarts with quotations, questions and little known facts about the... More > movies, stars, writers and legends of film noir. Noir is My Beat is an enjoyable and revealing look at the world of classic film noir. In addition to oodles of trivia, this book provides a comprehensive listing of films from the era that introduced film noir to the world.< Less
Film Noir dans la Ville Rose By Otto Rivers
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Une comédie policière échevelée et décalée pour tous les mordus de cinéma... et les autres ! Imaginez un héros qui aurait à la fois la... More > décontraction de James Bond, le flair de Mike Hammer, l'intellect de Sherlock Holmes, la détermination de Jason Bourne. Vous y êtes ? Eh bien, Gregory, c'est tout l'inverse. Ce jeune vendeur de DVD était tranquille au pub, il ne demandait rien à personne, et le voilà catapulté au beau milieu d'une histoire de meurtre avec la moitié des flics de Toulouse à ses trousses ! Pour s'en sortir, un seul moyen : résoudre lui-même l'affaire en suivant un jeu de pistes aussi cinéphile que tiré par les cheveux. C'est ainsi que de surprise en révélation, sa route croisera celle d'une snob pot de colle, de malfrats décapiteurs de géraniums, d'une bonde thermolactyl, d'une actrice suédoise ou encore d'un policier très bien habillé. Parviendra-t-il à sauver sa peau et à laver son honneur ? (et inversement ?) Vous le saurez en lisant Film Noir dans la Ville Rose< Less