The Film Noir Encyclopedia -

the film noir encyclopedia alain silver elizabeth m - enter the world of film noir a world of darkness ambiguity and moral corruption meet the cynical and obsessive heroes of film noir portrayed by actors like humphrey bogart peter lorre james cageny joan crawford and bette davis, encyclopedia of film noir geoff mayer brian mcdonnell - film authorities mayer and mcdonnell deliver a well researched comprehensive guide to film noir history the first part of the encyclopedia provides five excellent essays on the genre complete with references and the second part has entries on films actors and directors, film noir definition movies facts britannica com - film noir french dark film style of filmmaking characterized by such elements as cynical heroes stark lighting effects frequent use of flashbacks intricate plots and an underlying existentialist philosophy the genre was prevalent mostly in american crime dramas of the post world war ii era, list of film noir titles wikipedia - film noir is not a clearly defined genre see here for details on the characteristics therefore the composition of this list may be controversial to minimize dispute the films included here should preferably feature a footnote linking to a reliable published source which states that the mentioned film is considered to be a film noir by an expert in this field e g, film noir definition of film noir by merriam webster - a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and foreboding background music also a film of this type, film noir foundation video archives - film noir foundation video archives the film noir foundation video archive presents an expanding catalog of noir related video ranging from exclusive interviews to noir city guest appearances to short films inspired by film noir