Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Author: Geoff Mayer,Brian McDonnell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0313333068
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Film Noir Book Excerpt:

Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.

Film Noir

Film Noir
Author: James Ursini
Publsiher: Overlook Press
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781590201442
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Noir Book Excerpt:

Presents an overview of the characters, themes, and motifs featured in film noir, including contemporary contributions to the genre.

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Author: John Grant
Publsiher: Limelight Editions
Total Pages: 765
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781557838315
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir Book Excerpt:

Offers a reference guide to film noir, extending from relevant films from before the genre was established to contemporary neonoirs and other types of film derived from the genre.

Film Noir

Film Noir
Author: Alain Silver,ElizabethM Ward
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 479
Release: 1993-03-01
ISBN: 9780879514792
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Noir Book Excerpt:

Presents an overview of the characters, themes, and motifs featured in film noir, including contemporary contributions to the genre.

Film Noir

Film Noir
Author: Ian Brookes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 178093324X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Noir Book Excerpt:

What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account of what film noir is, but also an interrogation of the ways in which the term came to be applied to a disparate group of American films of the 1940s and 1950s.

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir
Author: Andrew Spicer
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2010-03-19
ISBN: 9780810873780
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films
Author: Sabine Haenni,Sarah Barrow,John White
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN: 1317682610
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film was produced. Ranging from Hollywood classics to international bestsellers to lesser-known representations of national cinema, this collection is deliberately broad in scope crossing decades, boundaries and genres. The encyclopedia thus provides an introduction to the historical range and scope of cinema produced throughout the world.

Film noir An encyclopedia reference to the American style

Film noir  An encyclopedia reference to the American style
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film noir An encyclopedia reference to the American style Book Excerpt:

Film Noir

Film Noir
Author: Pettey Homer B. Pettey
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN: 074869109X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Noir Book Excerpt:

Explores the development of film noir as a cultural and artistic phenomenon. This book traces the development of what we know as film noir from the proto-noir elements of Feuillade's silent French crime series and German Expressionism to the genre's mid-twentieth century popularization and influence on contemporary global media. By employing experimental lighting effects, oblique camera angles, distorted compositions, and shifting points-of-view, film noir's style both creates and comments upon a morally adumbrated world, where the alienating effects of the uncanny, the fetishistic, and the surreal dominate. What drew original audiences to film noir is an immediate recognition of this modern social and psychological reality. Much of the appeal of film noir concerns its commentary on social anxieties, its cynical view of political and capitalist corruption, and its all-too-brutal depictions of American modernity. This book examines the changing, often volatile shifts in representations of masculinity and femininity, as well as the genre's complex relationship with Afro-American culture, observable through noir's musical and sonic experiments. Key featuresTraces the history of film noir from its aesthetic antecedents through its mid-century popularization to its influence on contemporary global mediaDiscusses the influence of literary and artistic sources on the development of film noirIncludes extensive bibliographies, filmographies and recommended noir film viewingConcludes with a reflective chapter by Alain Silver and James Ursini on their own influential studies and collections on film noir criticism

Film Noir

Film Noir
Author: Jennifer Fay,Justus Nieland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN: 1135263841
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Noir Book Excerpt:

The term "film noir" still conjures images of a uniquely American malaise: hard-boiled detectives, fatal women, and the shadowy hells of urban life. But from its beginnings, film noir has been an international phenomenon, and its stylistic icons have migrated across the complex geo-political terrain of world cinema. This book traces film noir’s emergent connection to European cinema, its movement within a cosmopolitan culture of literary and cinematic translation, and its postwar consolidation in the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The authors examine how film noir crosses national boundaries, speaks to diverse international audiences, and dramatizes local crimes and the crises of local spaces in the face of global phenomena like world-wide depression, war, political occupation, economic and cultural modernization, decolonization, and migration. This fresh study of film noir and global culture also discusses film noir’s heterogeneous style and revises important scholarly debates about this perpetually alluring genre.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2021-06
ISBN: 1538130122
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema Book Excerpt:

One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.

Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt
Author: Diane Negra
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN: 1800858507
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow of a Doubt Book Excerpt:

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) was British-born Alfred Hitchcock’s sixth American film and the one that he at various times identified as his favourite and his best. It seems likely that one of the reasons he liked Shadow so much is that is an extraordinarily well-ordered narrative system, a meticulous cause and effect chain that melds its various scenes and sequences together to form a unified narrative that is highly effective in building suspense and cultivating identification with characters. This scrupulously organized film operates as a masterclass on principles of narrative design while generating resonant commentary on the nature of family life. This book redresses the deficit of sustained critical attention paid to Shadow even in the large corpus of Hitchcock scholarship. Analysing the film’s narrative system, issues of genre, authorship, social history, homesickness and ‘family values’, Diane Negra shows how the film’s impeccable narrative structure is wedded to radical ideological content, linking the film’s terrors to the punishing effects of looking beyond conventional family and gender roles. This book understands Shadow as an unconventionally female-centred Hitchcock text and a milestone film that marks the director’s emergent engagement with the pathologies of violence in American life and opens a window into the placement of femininity in World War II consensus culture and more broadly into the politics of mid-century gender and family life.

Film Genre Reader IV

Film Genre Reader IV
Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN: 0292745745
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Genre Reader IV Book Excerpt:

From reviews of the third edition: "Film Genre Reader III lives up to the high expectations set by its predecessors, providing an accessible and relatively comprehensive look at genre studies. The anthology's consideration of the advantages and challenges of genre studies, as well as its inclusion of various film genres and methodological approaches, presents a pedagogically useful overview." —Scope Since 1986, Film Genre Reader has been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film, with more than 25,000 copies sold. Barry Keith Grant has again revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This fourth edition adds new essays on genre definition and cycles, action movies, science fiction, and heritage films, along with a comprehensive and updated bibliography. The volume includes more than thirty essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars of popular cinema, including Charles Ramírez Berg, John G. Cawelti, Celestino Deleyto, David Desser, Thomas Elsaesser, Steve Neale, Thomas Schatz, Paul Schrader, Vivian Sobchack, Janet Staiger, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films
Author: Geoff Mayer
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0810867699
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films Book Excerpt:

The crime film genre consists of detective films, gangster films, suspense thrillers, film noir, and caper films and is produced throughout the world. Crime film was there at the birth of cinema, and it has accompanied cinema over more than a century of history, passing from silent films to talkies, from black-and-white to color. The genre includes such classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Godfather, Gaslight, The French Connection, and Serpico, as well as more recent successes like Seven, Drive, and L.A. Confidential. The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television
Author: Claude Summers
Publsiher: Cleis Press Start
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN: 1573448826
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television Book Excerpt:

From Hollywood films to TV soap operas, from Vegas extravaganzas to Broadway theater to haute couture, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 200 entries and 200 photos that document the irrepressible impact of queer creative artists on popular culture. How did Liberace’s costumes almost kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as “the best white cheerleader in Detroit?” For these answers and more, fans can dip into The Queer Encyclopedia of Film, Theater, and Popular Culture. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopedia of queer arts and culture, www.glbtq.com — which the Advocate dubbed “the Encyclopedia Brittaniqueer” — this may be the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean Cocteau jostle for space. From the porn industry to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, from bodybuilding to Dorothy Arzner, it’s a queer, queer world, and The Queer Encyclopedia is the indispensable guide: readable, authoritative, and concise. And perfect to read by candelabra. (The answers to the two questions above: from the dry cleaning fumes, Lily Tomlin.)

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows
Author: Gene D. Phillips
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0810881896
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Shadows Book Excerpt:

Out of the Shadows explores the most celebrated examples of film noir such as Laura, The Maltese Falcon, and Sunset Boulevard but also offers new insight into underrated films that deserve reconsideration, including Spellbound, A Double Life, Anatomy of a Murder, and others.

Maximum Movies pulp Fictions

Maximum Movies  pulp Fictions
Author: Peter Stanfield
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0813550610
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maximum Movies pulp Fictions Book Excerpt:

In the words of Richard Maltby . . . "Maximum Movies--Pulp Fictions describes two improbably imbricated worlds and the piece of cultural history their intersections provoked." One of these worlds comprises a clutch of noisy, garish pulp movies--Kiss Me Deadly, Shock Corridor, Fixed Bayonets!, I Walked with a Zombie, The Lineup, Terror in a Texas Town, Ride Lonesome--pumped out for the grind houses at the end of the urban exhibition chain by the studios' B-divisions and fly-by-night independents. The other is occupied by critics, intellectuals, cinephiles, and filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Manny Farber, and Lawrence Alloway, who championed the cause of these movies and incited the cultural guardians of the day by attacking a rigorously policed canon of tasteful, rarified, and ossified art objects. Against the legitimate, and in defense of the illegitimate, in an insolent and unruly manner, they agitated for the recognition of lurid sensational crime stories, war pictures, fast-paced Westerns, thrillers, and gangster melodramas were claimed as examples of the true, the real, and the authentic in contemporary culture--the foundation upon which modern film studies sits.

Gloria Grahame Bad Girl of Film Noir

Gloria Grahame  Bad Girl of Film Noir
Author: Robert J. Lentz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786487224
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gloria Grahame Bad Girl of Film Noir Book Excerpt:

A marvelous actress, Gloria Grahame (1923–1981) was also an iconic figure of film noir. Her talents are showcased in several classic motion pictures of the 1940s and 1950s, including It’s a Wonderful Life, Crossfire, In a Lonely Place, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Big Heat, Oklahoma!, and The Bad and the Beautiful, for which she earned an Academy Award. This comprehensive overview of Gloria Grahame’s life and work examines each of her feature films in detail, as well as her made-for-television productions, her television-series appearances and her stage career. Also discussed are the varied ways in which Grahame’s acting performances were affected by her tumultuous personal life—which included four marriages, the second to director Nicholas Ray and the fourth to Ray’s stepson Anthony.

Edgar G Ulmer

Edgar G  Ulmer
Author: Gary Don Rhodes
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780739125687
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edgar G Ulmer Book Excerpt:

Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row examines the full scope of the career of this often overlooked film auteur, with essays exploring individual films, groups of films (such as his important work in film noir), repetitive themes appearing across the spectrum of his work, and a case study of three essays analyzing The Black Cat (1934).

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1107094518
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music Book Excerpt: