The Big Book of Noir

The Big Book of Noir

Book - 1998 | 1st Carroll & Graf ed
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The interest in the origins of "noir" has never been greater. Invented in Depression America, elevated to art in post-war France, it has been reinvented as the entertainment form for the new millennium. B&W illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c1998
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 0786705744
Branch Call Number: 813.0872 BIG
Characteristics: 386 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Book of noir


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this is comprehensive, and oh so very interesting: there is the exceedingly sad tale of the end of Cornell Woolrich's days, and what he had to say about Alfred Hitchcock, who directed REAR WINDOW which derived from one of Woolrich's stories. According to Woolrich, Hitchcock wouldn't even send him a ticket to the opening night of the film, which was only around the corner from where Woolrich lived. 'Radio Noir', 'Highsmith's ripley from villain to vigilante' , 'Larry Block,' ' Jack Webb, TV's noir auteur,' ' from the big sleep to the long goodbye,' ' kill me again, the rise of nouveau noir,' ' my friend Fredric Brown,' ' interview with Donald Westlake,' ' Charles Willeford: an interview,' 'Robert Siodmak, in black and white,' ' Marc Lawrence, the last gangster' " THE HITCHIKWE was released by RKO during the Hughes regime. Mainwaring's name was taken off it so that Hughes would release it (Hughes had fired him, during production). At one point I was struck by a similarity between OUT OF THE PAST and THE MALTESE FALCON. Mitchum goes in to Douglas, and says, 'We have to have a fall guy.' "


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