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The Resource Early film noir : greed, lust and murder Hollywood style, William Hare ; foreword by Ken Annakin

Early film noir : greed, lust and murder Hollywood style, William Hare ; foreword by Ken Annakin

Label
Early film noir : greed, lust and murder Hollywood style
Title
Early film noir
Title remainder
greed, lust and murder Hollywood style
Statement of responsibility
William Hare ; foreword by Ken Annakin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The name is French and it has connections to German expressionist cinema, but film noir was inspired by the American Raymond Chandler, whose prose was marked by the gripping realism of seedy hotels, dimly lit bars, main streets, country clubs, mansions, cul-de-sac apartments, corporate boardrooms, and flop houses of America. Chandler and the other writers and directors, including James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammett, Jane Greer, Ken Annakin, Rouben Mamoulian and Mike Mazurki, who were primarily responsible for the creation of the film noir genre and its common plots and themes, are the main focus of this work. It correlates the rise of film noir with the new appetites of the American public after World War II and explains how it was developed by smaller studios and filmmakers as a result of the emphasis on quality within a deliberately restricted element of cities at night. The author also discusses how RKO capitalized on films such as Murder, My Sweet and Out of the Past - two of film noir's most famous titles - and film noir's connection to British noir and the great international triumph of Sir Carol Reed in The Third Man."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hare, William
Dewey number
791.43/655
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.F54
LC item number
H37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Film noir
Label
Early film noir : greed, lust and murder Hollywood style, William Hare ; foreword by Ken Annakin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An Obsession in White and a Final Reckoning: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • British Noir: The Third Man (1949) and Across the Bridge (1957)
  • Foreword
  • Ken Annakin
  • Film Noir: Chandler and the American Institution with a French Name
  • A Blend of Three Great Talents: Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Women of Danger and RKO's Noir Factory
  • Dmytryk and the RKO Team
  • Jane Greer: Hollywood's Unforgettable Femme Fatale
  • Laura (1944)
Control code
52269777
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 211 pages
Isbn
9780786416295
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003010991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Early film noir : greed, lust and murder Hollywood style, William Hare ; foreword by Ken Annakin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An Obsession in White and a Final Reckoning: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • British Noir: The Third Man (1949) and Across the Bridge (1957)
  • Foreword
  • Ken Annakin
  • Film Noir: Chandler and the American Institution with a French Name
  • A Blend of Three Great Talents: Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Women of Danger and RKO's Noir Factory
  • Dmytryk and the RKO Team
  • Jane Greer: Hollywood's Unforgettable Femme Fatale
  • Laura (1944)
Control code
52269777
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 211 pages
Isbn
9780786416295
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003010991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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