Film Noir Guide

Film Noir Guide

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More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book--such films as The Accused, Among the Living, The Asphalt Jungle, Baby Face Nelson, Bait, The Beat Generation, Crossfire, Dark Passage, I Walk Alone, The Las Vegas Story, The Naked City, Strangers on a Train, White Heat, and The Window. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending.Politics aside, this tense and suspenseful noir works well, mainly because Lovejoy does such a good job as the beleaguered patriot. Based on a true story, the film takes an interesting peek at the paranoia and fear that permeated Americananbsp;...

Title:Film Noir Guide
Author:Michael F. Keaney
Publisher:McFarland - 2003-04-02


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