A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide (Applause Books)
Encyclopedia of Film Noir: Featuring rumpled PIs, shyster lawyers, corrupt politicians, double-crossers, femmes fatales, and, of course, losers who find themselves down on their luck yet again, film noir is a perennially popular cinematic genre. This extensive encyclopedia describes movies from noir’s earliest days – and even before, looking at some of noir’s ancestors in US and European cinema – as well as noir’s more recent offshoots, from neonoirs to erotic thrillers. Entries are arranged alphabetically, covering movies from all over the world – from every continent save Antarctica – with briefer details provided for several hundred additional movies within those entries. A copious appendix contains filmographies of prominent directors, actors, and writers.
With coverage of blockbusters and program fillers from:
- Going Straight (US 1916)
- Broken City (US 2013)
- Nora Inu (Japan 1949)
- O Anthropos tou Trainou (Greece 1958)
- El Less Wal Kilab (Egypt 1962)
- Reportaje a la Muerte (Peru 1993)
- Zift (Bulgaria 2008)
- And thousands more!
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir is engrossing and an essential reference for every cinephile.
Contributor(s): Grant, John (Author)