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The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir

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ISBN13: 9780306802034
ISBN10: 0306802031
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Foster Hirschs Dark Side of the Screen is by far the most thorough and entertaining study of the themes, visual motifs, character types, actors, directors, and films in this genre ever published. From Billy Wilder, Douglas Sirk, Robert Aldrich, and Howard Hawkes to Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, and Paul Schrader, the noir themes of dread, paranoia, steamy sex, double-crossing women, and menacing cityscapes have held a fascination. The features that make Burt Lancaster, Joan Crawford, Robert Mitchum, and Humphrey Bogart into noir heroes and heroines are carefully detailed here, as well as those camera angles, lighting effects, and story lines that characterize Fritz Lang, Samuel Fuller, and Orson Welles as noir directors.For the current rediscovery of film noir, this comprehensive history with its list of credits to 112 outstanding films and its many illustrations will be a valuable reference and a source of inspiration for further research.

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"Foster Hirschs Dark Side of the Screen is by far the most thorough and entertaining study of the themes, visual motifs, character types, actors, directors, and films in this genre ever published. Fro"

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Bibliography: p. 211-212. Filmography: p. 213-220.

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Lindsay Waite, August 19, 2012 (view all comments by Lindsay Waite)
Film noir is a beloved style for many. For readers who want to know the history of film noir, this is an excellent source. I loved the style before I understood it was a style, and "The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir" has many still shots from films that help one understand the techniques used to create a film noir look. Hirsch thoroughly explains the hows and whys of the noir films, enhancing one's experience when one watches a noir film. Best of all is the "selected filmography" at the end of the book, providing information about the screenwriters, directors, DPs and cast for these several hundred films.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306802034
Subtitle:
Film Noir
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Hirsch, Foster
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Film noir
Subject:
Gangster films
Subject:
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Publication Date:
19830821
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.96x8.47x.59 in. 1.46 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Da Capo Press,1983. - English 9780306802034 Reviews:
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"Foster Hirschs Dark Side of the Screen is by far the most thorough and entertaining study of the themes, visual motifs, character types, actors, directors, and films in this genre ever published. Fro"

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