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Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to Dark City, urban landscape of the imagination. A place where the men and women who created film noir often find themselves dangling from the same sinister heights as the silver-screen avatars to whom they gave life. Eddie Muller, who led readers on a guided tour of the seamier side of motion pictures in Grindhouse: The Forbidden World of 'Adults Only' Cinema, now takes us on a spellbinding trip through treacherous terrain: Hollywood in the post-World War II years, when art, politics, scandal, style--and brilliant craftsmanship--produced a new approach to moviemaking, and a new type of cultural mythology.
 
Dark City is a 1999 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Critical / Biographical Work.

Synopsis:

There were a million stories in the naked cities of film noir and this ultimate noir compendium tells 'em all--from classics like DOUBLE INDEMNITY and NIGHT AND THE CITY to lost gems such as PITFALL and TRY AND GET ME! Eddie Muller weaves stunning images with a savvy, sharp text that propels you down every side street of those haunting cityscapes. color photos.

Synopsis:

Dark City examines the genre of fim noir in all its terse, mysterious, angst-ridden glory. The book studies the world of film noir by entering this world and fully exploring it, both an urban landscape of the imagination and a purely cinematic realm of shadows, smoke, suspense, and sinister silver-screen avatars. Muller takes us on a spellbinding and fascinating trip through such trecherous terrain: Hollywood in the post-World War II years, when art, politics, scandal, style--and brilliant craftsmanship--produced a new approach to moviemaking, and a new type of cultural mythology.

About the Author

Eddie Muller, a writer and designer, is the creative director of St. Francis Studio, producing storytelling in all media. He co-authored Grindhouse (St. Martin's Griffin, 1996), a history of adults-only cinema in America, and his other books include Dark City Dames and The Art of Film Noir. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312180768
Author:
Muller, Eddie
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film noir
Subject:
Mctacn pactures
Subject:
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film noir -- United States.
Subject:
Film and Television-Film Guides
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white photographs thr
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.00 x 10.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , There were a million stories in the naked cities of film noir and this ultimate noir compendium tells 'em all--from classics like DOUBLE INDEMNITY and NIGHT AND THE CITY to lost gems such as PITFALL and TRY AND GET ME! Eddie Muller weaves stunning images with a savvy, sharp text that propels you down every side street of those haunting cityscapes. color photos.
"Synopsis" by , Dark City examines the genre of fim noir in all its terse, mysterious, angst-ridden glory. The book studies the world of film noir by entering this world and fully exploring it, both an urban landscape of the imagination and a purely cinematic realm of shadows, smoke, suspense, and sinister silver-screen avatars. Muller takes us on a spellbinding and fascinating trip through such trecherous terrain: Hollywood in the post-World War II years, when art, politics, scandal, style--and brilliant craftsmanship--produced a new approach to moviemaking, and a new type of cultural mythology.
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