Into the Dark- The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950 by Vieira, Mark A./ Muller, Eddie
The cinematic art of film noir the dark, fascinating American movie genre that started 75 years ago, was rediscovered in the ’70s, and has a worldwide cult following today is showcased in Into the Dark.
You know film noir when you see it: the shadowed setting; the world-weary detective; the damsel in distress; and the twist of fate.Into the Dark captures this alluring genre with a cavalcade of compelling photographs and a guide to its best films.
Author Mark A. Vieira takes readers on a year-by-year tour of the film factories that made these movies, profiling the artists who worked on them, and explaining how they accomplished their moody lighting effects. Into the Dark also tells the story of film noir with quotes from the filmmakers and vintage reviews, taking readers to the exciting nights whenMurder My Sweet, Out of the Past, and The Big Heat were sprung on an unsuspecting public.
Mark A. Vieira is a photographer and writer who specializes in Hollywood history. He has lectured at USC, UCLA, Lincoln Center, Universal Studios, and the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Vieira has appeared in documentaries such as TCM’s Moguls and Movie Stars and Playboy’s Sex at 24 Frames Per Second. He is also the author of George Hurrell’s Hollywood, Cecil B. DeMille, and Majestic Hollywood, among other film-related titles. Vieira resides in Los Angeles.