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The Resource The dark page II : books that inspired American film noir, (1950-1965), Kevin Johnson ; foreword by Guy Maddin ; photography by Dan Gregory

The dark page II : books that inspired American film noir, (1950-1965), Kevin Johnson ; foreword by Guy Maddin ; photography by Dan Gregory

Label
The dark page II : books that inspired American film noir, (1950-1965)
Title
The dark page II
Title remainder
books that inspired American film noir, (1950-1965)
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Johnson ; foreword by Guy Maddin ; photography by Dan Gregory
Title variation
  • Dark page 2
  • Dark page two
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following up on his well-received bibliography of first edition sources for American film noir of the 1940s, Kevin Johnson's new bibliography The Dark Page II explores the second half of the classic American period, covering the years 1950-1965. Ground rules for noir style were by this time firmly established in Hollywood, and new techniques and themes had emerged, including location shooting and documentary-style storytelling, the incorporation of social issues into storylines, the final years of the Production Code's stranglehold on film content, and the influence of the style on Westerns, melodramas, and even science fiction. Importantly too, this era would see many of Hollywood's finest writers and directors blacklisted, jailed, or exiled as a result of McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities hearings." "The literary sources that informed this era evolved as well, with Hollywood taking a greater interest in the surprisingly literate novels that were being published as paid-by-the-word paperback originals, as well as hardcover titles being released by obscure and often short-lived publishers. The influence of the film industry on the book industry was felt in turn, with stories being snatched up as film options as soon as they first appeared in magazines and newspapers, sometimes resulting in a book publication that would never have occurred otherwise." "The Dark Page II is an essential volume in a continuing series of references that are projected to cover American screwball comedies, European film noir, and American crime films and dramas of the late 1960s and 1970s. Full-color photos of each first edition are featured, as well as bibliographical points for each book and a bounty of factual information surrounding both the origins of the books and their subsequent film adaptations."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Kevin
Dewey number
016.813/087208
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Z1231.D47
  • PS374.D4
LC item number
J6425 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • First editions
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Noir fiction, English
  • Noir fiction, English
  • Film noir
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Noir fiction, English
Label
The dark page II : books that inspired American film noir, (1950-1965), Kevin Johnson ; foreword by Guy Maddin ; photography by Dan Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
317068209
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781584562603
Isbn Type
(deluxe limited : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317068209
Label
The dark page II : books that inspired American film noir, (1950-1965), Kevin Johnson ; foreword by Guy Maddin ; photography by Dan Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
317068209
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781584562603
Isbn Type
(deluxe limited : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317068209

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