Into the shadows: From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Drive, 100 all-time favorite film noirs and neo-noirs. Enter a world populated by private eyes, gangsters, psychopaths, and femmes fatales, where deception, lust, and betrayal run rampant. The first film-by-film photography book on film noir and neo-noir, this essential collection begins with the early genre influencers of German and French silent film, journeys through such seminal works such as "Double Indemnity," "The Postman Always Rings Twice," and "Vertigo," and arrives at the present day via "Chinatown," "Pulp Fiction," "Heat," and the recent cult favorite "Drive." Entries include posters, tons of rare stills, cast/crew details, quotes from the films and from critics, and analyses of the films. Film director, film noir scholar, and "Taxi Driver" screenwriter Paul Schrader provides the introduction to this feast of noir worship. Populated by the genre's most revered directors, like Hitchcock, Wilder, Welles, Polanski, Mann, and Scorsese, the book also pays homage to its iconic faces, including Mitchum, Bogart, Hayworth, Bergman, Grant, Bacall, Crawford, Nicholson, Pacino, and so many more.
Additional details: Weight: 7.71lbs Dimensions: 2.35" H x 11.03" L x 8.63" W Binding: Hardcover ISBN: 3836543567 Publisher: Taschen Author: Paul Duncan, Jurgen Muller Pages: 686 Publication date: July 01, 2014