Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir.

Author: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810873788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

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The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.

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