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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Janine Armin, Nathaniel G. Moore

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Janine Armin, Nathaniel G. Moore A multicultural nexus, Toronto hosts Indian, Portuguese, African, Italian, and Chinese communities that provide fertile backdrops forToronto Noir‘s corrosive exposés.

Features brand-new stories by: RM Vaughan, Nathan Sellyn, Ibi Kaslik, Peter Robinson, Heather Birrell, Sean Dixon, Raywat Deonandad, Christine Murray, Gail Bowen, Emily Schultz, Andrew Pyper, Kim Moritsugu, Mark Sinnet, George Elliott Clarke, Pasha Malla, and Michael Redhill.

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Kevin Sampsell

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Kevin Sampsell

In a city full of police controversies, hippie artist punk houses, and overzealous liberals, Portland, Oregon, is a place where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities.

Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Christopher Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.

Editor Kevin Sampsell is a bookstore employee and writer. He is the author of a short story collection, Creamy Bullets (Chiasmus Press), and the upcoming memoir The Suitcase (HarperPerennial, summer 2009). He is also the editor of The Insomniac Reader (Manic D Press) and the publisher of the micropress Future Tense Books.

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Bobby Byrd, Johnny Byrd

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Bobby Byrd, Johnny Byrd
“Sure to be of regional interest and to appeal to fans of noir or ‘dark’ fiction, this spicy black brew of sinister thrills is not for the squeamish or the easily offended.”
Library Journal

“Unsettling and shivery.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Crime, like politics, is local. The folks at Akashic Books understand this . . . “Lone Star Noir” is a solid collection. Heck, it better be — the state’s red clay looks like dried blood. Noir grows out of the ground here.”
Austin American-Statesman

“What makes Texas noir different from any other noir? Is it just that the gumshoes wear cowboy boots? . . . Akashic Books finally turns its attention to the biggest state in the Lower 48, but all that land just means more places to bury the bodies. As father-son editing partnership Bobby and Johnny Byrd observe in their introduction, this isn’t J.R. Ewing’s Lone Star State. This is the Texas of chicken shit bingo, Enron scamsters, and a feeling that what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico. […] So what defines Texas noir? Who knows, but you better pray that blood doesn’t stain your belt buckle.”
Austin Chronicle

Includes brand-new stories by: James Crumley, Joe R. Lansdale, Claudia Smith, Ito Romo, Luis Alberto Urrea, David Corbett, George Weir, Sarah Cortez, Jesse Sublett, Dean James, Tim Tingle, Milton Burton, Lisa Sandlin, Jessica Powers, and Bobby Byrd.

Bobby Byrd is the co-publisher of Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso, Texas. As a poet, Byrd is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship awarded by the University of New Mexico, and an International Residency Fellowship.

John Byrd, co-publisher of Cinco Puntos Press, is co-editor (with Bobby Byrd) of the anthology Puro Border: Dispatches, Snapshots & Graffiti from La Frontera. He is also a Spanish-to-English translator and a freelance essayist.

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by David Landau

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by David Landau

David Landau’s Film Noir Production: The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film is a book meant for those who like a good story, one the Noir Films always delivered, concentrating on the characters more than anything else. Readers will find in these pages many behind-the-scenes tales of the productions of certain hard-boiled film classics and the prime players involved in their creation, from Darryl Zanuck and Raymond Chandler to John Seitz and Billy Wilder.

This book features:

  • A clear understanding of how movies are actually made and all the creative artists that contribute, creating a better appreciation for the many talented artistic collaborators that worked in the Hollywood Studio System and who together created film noir.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the making of a classic film noir movie that typifies the chapter’s subject, allowing the reader to view that film in a new light and think about it from a new prospective.
  • Appendices of suggested films to screen, film noir books for further reading, and downloadable files containing discussion points and class assignments for each chapter.
  • An informative and conversational writing style, making the subject matter easy to digest and fun to read.

This book is an indispensible companion text for anyone studying or interested in film noir, film history, the bygone days of the Hollywood film factories or how movies are actually made.

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Andre Spicer, Helen Hanson

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Andre Spicer, Helen Hanson An authoritative companion that offers a wide-ranging thematic survey of this enduringly popular cultural form and includes scholarship from both established and emerging scholars as well as analysis of film noir’s influence on other media including television and graphic novels.
  • Covers a wealth of new approaches to film noir and neo-noir that explore issues ranging from conceptualization to cross-media influences
  • Features chapters exploring the wider ‘noir mediascape’ of television, graphic novels and radio
  • Reflects the historical and geographical reach of film noir, from the 1920s to the present and in a variety of national cinemas
  • Includes contributions from both established and emerging scholars

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Esther Yau

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Esther Yau The first comprehensive collection on the subject of Hong Kong neo-noir cinema, this book examines the way Hong Kong has developed its own unique and culturally specific version of the neo-noir genre, while at the same time drawing on and adapting existing international noir cinemas. With a range of contributions from established and emerging scholars, this book illuminates the origins of Hong Kong neo-noir, its styles and contemporary manifestations, and its connection to mainland China. Case studies include classics such as The Wild Wild Rose (1960) and more recent films like Full Alert (1997) and Exiled (2007), as well as an in-depth look at the careers of iconic figures like Johnnie To and Jackie Chan. By examining at its past and its contemporary development, Hong Kong Neo-Noir also points towards the genre’s possible future development.

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Jeramy Dodds

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Jeramy Dodds Following the Fratellini Family of clowns, Jeramy Dodds astonishes readers and non-readers alike. Techniques such as his patented triumph, the Grand Mal Caesura, along with other favourites, are on display inside. Dodds is a warlock of words, only to be outdone by them, enslaved by them, freed by them – maybe even loved by them. A haunting, yet hilarious depiction of a journey to and from the furthest limits of the human experiment.

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Mark Conard

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Mark Conard Film noir is a classic genre characterized by visual elements such as tilted camera angles, skewed scene compositions, and an interplay between darkness and light. Common motifs include crime and punishment, the upheaval of traditional moral values, and a pessimistic stance on the meaning of life and on the place of humankind in the universe. Spanning the 1940s and 1950s, the classic film noir era saw the release of many of HollywoodÕs best-loved studies of shady characters and shadowy underworlds, including Double Indemnity, The Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, and The Maltese Falcon. Neo-noir is a somewhat loosely defined genre of films produced after the classic noir era that display the visual or thematic hallmarks of the noir sensibility. The essays collected in The Philosophy of Neo-Noir explore the philosophical implications of neo-noir touchstones such as Blade Runner, Chinatown, Reservoir Dogs, Memento, and the films of the Coen brothers. Through the lens of philosophy, Mark T. Conard and the contributors examine previously obscure layers of meaning in these challenging films. The contributors also consider these neo-noir films as a means of addressing philosophical questions about guilt, redemption, the essence of human nature, and problems of knowledge, memory and identity. In the neo-noir universe, the lines between right and wrong and good and evil are blurred, and the detective and the criminal frequently mirror each otherÕs most debilitating personality traits. The neo-noir detectiveÑmore antihero than heroÑis frequently a morally compromised and spiritually shaken individual whose pursuit of a criminal masks the search for lost or unattainable aspects of the self. Conard argues that the films discussed in The Philosophy of Neo-Noir convey ambiguity, disillusionment, and disorientation more effectively than even the most iconic films of the classic noir era. Able to self-consciously draw upon noir conventions and simultaneously subvert them, neo-noir directors push beyond the earlier genreÕs limitations and open new paths of cinematic and philosophical exploration.

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Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Natalia Smirnova, Julia Goumen

Read Noir Noir Books PDF by Natalia Smirnova, Julia Goumen The more you watch Moscow, the more it looks like a huge chameleon that keeps changing its face—and it isn’t always pretty. Following Akashic Books’ international success with London Noir, Delhi Noir, Paris Noir, and others, the Noir series explores this fabled and troubled city’s darkest recesses.

Features brand-new stories by: Alexander Anuchkin, Igor Zotov, Gleb Shulpyakov, Vladimir Tuchkov, Anna Starobinets, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Evdokimov, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Maxim Maximov, Irina Denezhkina, Dmitry Kosyrev, Andrei Khusnutdinov, and Sergei Kuznetsov.

Natalia Smirnova was born in 1978 in Moscow. In 2006, together with Julia Goumen, she founded Goumen&Smirnova Literary Agency, representing Russian authors worldwide.

Julia Goumen was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1977. She holds a PhD in English and has worked in publishing since 2001.

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Street with No Name
Language: en
Pages: 307

Street with No Name

Authors: Andrew Dickos
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-07 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Traces the genre of film noir back to German and French roots. Describes the developent of the genre in the United States and examines its expression in modern cinema.
Film Noir
Language: en
Pages: 232

Film Noir

Authors: William Luhr
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-05 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Film noir" refers to a particular cinematic style: a way of lighting, of positioning and moving the camera, the use of an introspective, voice-over narration, reliance on flashbacks that drive the narrative, and a choice of settings: usually a seedy, urban landscape, a world gone wrong.
The Philosophy of Film Noir
Language: en
Pages: 248

The Philosophy of Film Noir

Authors: Mark T. Conard
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Explores philosophical themes and ideas inherent in classic noir and neo-noir films, establishing connections to diverse thinkers ranging from Camus to the Frankfurt School. The authors, each focusing on a different aspect of the genre, explores the philosophical underpinnings of classic films.
Noir Anxiety
Language: en
Pages: 297

Noir Anxiety

Authors: Kelly Oliver, Benigno Trigo
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Among the elements that define the classic film noir -- chiaroscuro lighting, voice-over narration, and such archetypal characters as the world-weary private eye and the femme fatale -- perhaps no element is more responsible for the genre's continued popularity among movie buffs, filmmakers, and critics than the palpable sense of
The Philosophy of Film Noir
Language: en
Pages: 248

The Philosophy of Film Noir

Authors: Mark T. Conard, Robert Porfirio
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), the classic film noir is easily recognizable for its unusual lighting, sinister plots, and feeling of paranoia. For critics and fans alike, these films defined an era. The Philosophy of Film Noir explores philosophical themes and ideas inherent in classic