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L.A. noir : the city as character /
Alain Silver & James Ursini. additional photography: Elizabeth Ward.
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Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, 2005.
description
173 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
ISBN
1595800069 (pbk.)
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Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, 2005.
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1595800069 (pbk.)
catalogue key
5892096
 
Filmography: p.
Includes bibliographical references.
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"No one is better qualified to explore the L.A. noir connection than [the authors] who cover [it] with style and savvy." Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight
"No one is better qualified to explore the L.A. noir connection than [the authors] who cover [it] with style and savvy." Leonard Maltin,Entertainment Tonight
"No one is better qualified to explore the L.A. noir connection than [the authors] who cover [it] with style and savvy." --Leonard Maltin, "Entertainment Tonight"
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Wall Street Journal, December 2005
Booklist, January 2006
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Main Description
Film buffs explore the world of noir cinema in a Los Angeles context with this guide to noir films and their California settings. This book illustrates how these films use L.A.'s diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism, in both the gritty downtown area and the outlying affluent communities like Malibu and Beverly Hills. Dozens of noir and neo-noir films are featured including classics such as Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, Sunset Boulevard, and Touch of Evil and more recent films such as Mulholland Drive and Pulp Fiction. More than 150 photographs - many never before published - further illustrate the rich and constantly changing backdrop of these movies.
Long Description
Film buffs explore the world of noir cinema in a Los Angeles context with this guide to noir films and their California settings. This book illustrates how these films use L.A.'s diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism, in both the gritty downtown area and the outlying affluent communities like Malibu and Beverly Hills. Dozens of noir and neo-noir films are featured including classics such as "Double Indemnity", "Kiss Me Deadly", "Sunset Boulevard", and "Touch of Evil "and more recent films such as "Mulholland Drive" and "Pulp Fiction". More than 150 photographs--many never before published--further illustrate the rich and constantly changing backdrop of these movies.
Main Description
Film buffs explore the world of noir cinema in a Los Angeles context with this guide to noir films and their California settings. This book illustrates how these films use L.A.'s diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism, in both the gritty downtown area and the outlying affluent communities like Malibu and Beverly Hills. Dozens of noir and neo-noir films are featured including classics such as Double Indemnity , Kiss Me Deadly , Sunset Boulevard , and Touch of Evil and more recent films such as Mulholland Drive and Pulp Fiction . More than 150 photographs--many never before published--further illustrate the rich and constantly changing backdrop of these movies.
Main Description
Film buffs explore the world of noir cinema in a Los Angeles context with this guide to noir films and their California settings. This book illustrates how these films use L.A.'s diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism, in both the gritty downtown area and the outlying affluent communities like Malibu and Beverly Hills. Dozens of noir and neo-noir films are featured including classics such asDouble Indemnity,Kiss Me Deadly,Sunset Boulevard, andTouch of Eviland more recent films such asMulholland DriveandPulp Fiction. More than 150 photographsmany never before publishedfurther illustrate the rich and constantly changing backdrop of these movies.
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Explore the world of noir cinema in a Los Angeles context with this guide to noir films and their California settings. This book illustrates how these films use L.A.''s diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism, in the gritty downtown area and the outlying affluent communities like Malibu and Beverly Hills. Dozens of noir and neo-noir films are featured including classics such as "Double Indemnity, "Kiss Me Deadly, "Sunset Boulevard, and "Touch of Evil and more recent films such as "Mulholland Drive and "Pulp Fiction. More than 150 photographs 7many never before published 7further illustrate the rich and constantly changing backdrop of these movies.
Bowker Data Service Summary
A collection of articles, photographs, reproduction posters, essays and stories examining the influence of Los Angeles on the film noir genre. The authors illustrate how these films use the city's diverse cityscape and architecture, to convey a vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism.
Main Description
A guide to noir films and their California settings, illustrating how the films use LA's diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism. Dozens of noir and neo-noir films are featured, including classics such as Crimson Kimono, Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, Sunset Boulevard and Touch of Evil. Recent films like Mulholland Drive and Pulp Fiction have also made the list. More than 150 photographs, many of which appear for the first time, further illustrate the rich and constantly changing City of Angels.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Hollywood: The Dream Is Bornp. 16
The Westside and the Coast: Where the Dream Runs Out of Steamp. 56
Downtown Los Angeles: The Dream vs. the Nightmarep. 88
The 'Burbs: The Dream Re-Created?p. 138
Bibliographyp. 156
Filmographyp. 158
Photograph Notes and Locationsp. 172
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