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|Description:||x, 212 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.|
Film noir and the Great Depression --
The Hammett touch and a Huston launching --
Raymond Chandler and his symphony of the streets --
Captain Joseph Shaw and the flowering of film noir --
Horace McCoy's Dance marathon --
Chandler's blueprint for mystery and his career in Hollywood --
The outsider and film noir --
Bogart's Dark passage and Moorehead's blockbuster performance --
Berlin and Vienna, film noir influences --
Siodmak's phantom femmes --
Billy Wilder and alcoholism noir --
Preminger's noir touch with fallen angel Alice Faye.
"This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that was christened "film noir." This volume provides a detailed exploration of film noir, tracing its evolution, the influence of such legendary writers as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and the films that propelled this dark genre to popularity in the mid-20th century"--
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