The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir

The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir

Foster Hirsch

A revised and up-to-date version of the definitive research of movie noir—the most unique style of yank cinema—with a brand new afterword via the author

Since The darkish part of the Screen first seemed over twenty years in the past, it has served because the crucial tackle what has develop into certainly one of today’s such a lot pervasive display affects and enduringly well known genres. protecting over 100 amazing motion pictures and supplying greater than 200 rigorously selected stills, it truly is by means of a ways the main thorough and pleasing learn to be had of noir subject matters, visible motifs, personality varieties, actors, and administrators. This landmark paintings covers noir in complete, from the enduring performances of Burt Lancaster, Joan Crawford, and Humphrey Bogart to the digicam angles, lighting fixtures results, and tale strains that signify the paintings of administrators Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles.

With a brand new afterword in regards to the lasting legacy of noir in addition to lately rediscovered movies deserving in their personal screenings along the classics, The darkish facet of the Screen reestablishes itself as either an unsurpassed source and a charming must-read for any fan of noir.

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