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The Dark Side of the Screen free pdf This is a revised and updated edition of the classic and comprehensive study of the darkest and most influential genre of American cinema - film noir. Since "The Dark Side of the Screen" first appeared over two decades ago, when film noir was still a little-known group of dark, brooding post-war B-movies, it has become the essential take on what has become one of today's most pervasive screen influences and popular genres. Covering over one hundred outstanding films and offering nearly two hundred carefully chosen stills, this is by far the most thorough and entertaining study available of noir themes, visual motifs, character types, actors, and directors.Foster Hirsch examines the features that make Burt Lancaster, Joan Crawford, Robert Mitchum, and Humphrey Bogart into noir icons- as well as the camera angles, lighting effects, and story lines that characterize the work of such major noir directors as Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles. With a new epilogue that discusses the legacy of noir in the context of today's film landscape as well as several all-but-forgotten, recently rediscovered gems, Hirsch's work remains the classic analysis of the most original genre of American cinema.

About Foster Hirsch

Foster Hirsch, a professor of Film at Brooklyn College, is the author of sixteen books on film and theater, including Detours and Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir- Love, Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life: The Films of Woody Allen- and Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King. He lives in New York.

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Author : Foster Hirsch
Publisher : Da Capo Press Inc
Data Published : 06 November 2008
ISBN : 0306817721
EAN : 9780306817724
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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