Encyclopedia of Film Noir, 1st Edition

  • Geoff Mayer
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  • ISBN-10: 031303866X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313038662
  • DDC: 791.430
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 477 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

When viewers think of film noir, they often picture actors like Humphrey Bogart playing characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, the film based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. Yet film noir is a genre much richer. The authors first examine the debate surrounding the parameters of the genre and the many different ways it is defined. They discuss the Noir City, its setting and backdrop, and also the cultural (WWII) and institutional (the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, and the Production Code Administration) influences on the subgenres. An analysis of the low budget and series film noirs provides information on those cult classics. With over 200 entries on films, directors and actors, the Encyclopedia of Film Noir is the most complete resource for film fans, students and scholars.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Films, Actors, and Directors.
Preface: The Problem of Film Noir.
1: Essays.
2: Introduction: Readings on Film Noir.
3: The Hard-Boiled Influence.
4: Film Noir and The City.
5: McCarthyism, The House Committee on Un-American Activities, and The Caper Film.
6: Film Noir Style.
7: Entries on Films, Actors, and Directors.
8: Act of Violence.
9: Aldrich, Robert.
10: Among The Living.
11: Andrews, Dana.
12: Angel Face.
13: Apology for Murder.
14: The Asphalt Jungle.
15: Beaumont, Hugh.
16: Bennett, Joan.
17: The Big Clock.
18: The Big Combo.
19: The Big Heat.
20: The Big Sleep.
21: Black Angel.
22: Blonde Ice.
23: Blood Simple.
24: Body Heat.
25: Bogart, Humphrey.
26: Born to Kill.
27: The Breaking Point.
28: Brighton Rock.
29: Brodie, Steve.
30: The Brothers.
31: The Brothers Rico.
32: Burr, Raymond.
33: Carnival.
34: Cash on Demand.
35: The Chase.
36: Chinatown.
37: Collateral.
38: Conte, Richard.
39: Cook, Elisha, Jr..
40: Corridor of Mirrors.
41: Cosh Boy.
42: Crack-Up.
43: The Criminal.
44: Criss Cross.
45: The Crooked Way.
46: Crossfire.
47: Croupier.
48: Cry of The City.
49: Dance with a Stranger.
50: Dark City.
51: The Dark Corner.
52: Dark Passage.
53: Daughter of Darkness.
54: Dead Reckoning.
55: Dear Murderer.
56: Decoy.
57: Desperate.
58: Detour.
59: Devil in A Blue Dress.
60: Dmytryk, Edward.
61: D.O.A..
62: Double Indemnity.
63: Duryea, Dan.
64: Fallen Angel.
65: The Fallen Sparrow.
66: Farrow, John.
67: Fear in The Night.
68: The File on Thelma Jordan.
69: Force of Evil.
70: Ford, Glenn.
71: Framed.
72: Fuller, Samuel.
73: Garfield, John.
74: Get Carter.
75: Gilda.
76: The Good Die Young.
77: Goring, Marius.
78: Grahame, Gloria.
79: Great Day.
80: The Great Flamarion.
81: Greer, Jane.
82: Gun Crazy.
83: Gynt, Greta.
84: Hatter's Castle.
85: Hayden, Sterling.
86: Heflin, Van.
87: Hell Drivers.
88: High Sierra.
89: A History of Violence.
90: Hitchcock, Alfred.
91: Hollow Triumph.
92: The House Across The Lake.
93: Huston, John.
94: I Wake up Screaming.
95: I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes.
96: Impulse.
97: In A Lonely Place.
98: Interrupted Journey.
99: It Always Rains on Sunday.
100: Johnny O'Clock.
101: Kansas City Confidential.
102: Karlson, Phil.
103: The Killers.
104: The Killing.
105: Kiss Me Deadly.
106: Kiss of Death.
107: Kiss The Blood off My Hands.
108: Klute.
109: L.A. Confidential.
110: Ladd, Alan.
111: Lake, Veronica.
112: Lancaster, Burt.
113: Lang, Fritz.
114: The Late Edwina Black.
115: Laura.
116: Leave Her To Heaven.
117: Lewis, Joseph H..
118: The Long Memory.
119: Lupino, IDA.
120: Macmurray, Fred.
121: The Macomber Affair.
122: Macready, George.
123: Madeleine.
124: The Man From Colorado.
125: Mann, Anthony.
126: The Mark of Cain.
127: Mason, James.
128: Memento.
129: Mildred Pierce.
130: Mine Own Executioner.
131: Mitchum, Robert.
132: The Money Trap.
133: Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill.
134: Murder, My Sweet.
135: My Brother's Keeper.
136: My Name Is Julia Ross.
137: The Naked City.
138: Neal, Tom.
139: Night and The City.
140: The Night has Eyes.
141: Night Moves.
142: Nightmare Alley.
143: 99 River Street.
144: No Orchids for Miss Blandish.
145: O'Brien, Edmond.
146: Obsession.
147: The October Man.
148: Odds Against Tomorrow.
149: On Dangerous Ground.
150: Out of The Past.
151: Paris by Night.
152: Payne, John.
153: Phantom Lady.
154: Pickup on South Street.
155: Pink String and Sealing Wax.
156: Pitfall.
157: Point Blank.
158: Portman, Eric.
159: Possessed.
160: The Postman Always Rings Twice.
161: Powell, Dick.
162: Preminger, Otto.
163: The Prowler.
164: Pushover.
165: Raw Deal.
166: Ray, Nicholas.
167: The Reckless Moment.
168: Ride The Pink Horse.
169: Roadblock.
170: Robinson, Edward G..
171: The Rocking Horse Winner.
172: Ryan, Robert.
173: Savage, Ann.
174: Scandal Sheet.
175: Scarlet Street.
176: Scott, Lizabeth.
177: SE7EN.
178: The Set-Up.
179: 711 Ocean Drive.
180: The Seventh Veil.
181: The Seventh Victim.
182: Shallow Grave.
183: Sin City.
184: Siodmak, Robert.
185: Slightly Scarlet.
186: So Dark The Night.
187: So Evil My Love.
188: Somewhere in The Night.
189: Sorry, Wrong Number.
190: The Spider and The Fly.
191: Stanwyck, Barbara.
192: Stranger on The Third Floor.
193: Street of Chance.