A Panorama Of American Film Noir 1941 1953

A Panorama of American Film Noir  1941 1953
Publisher City Lights Books
Release Date
Category Education
Total Pages 242
ISBN 087286412X
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Beginning with the first film noir, The Maltese Falcon, and continuing through the postwar "glory days," which included such films as Gilda, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and The Lady from Shanghai, Borde and Chaumeton examine the dark sides of American society, film, and literature that made film noir possible, even necessary. A Panorama of American Film Noir includes a film noir chronology, a voluminous filmography, a comprehensive index, and a selection of black-and-white production stills.