Overlook Duckworth, May 2010. Hardcover. Used - Like New / Very Good. Item #236688
Meet the cynical and obsessive heroes of film noir portrayed by actors like Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, James Cageny, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis. You may encounter a gun-toting gangster, a femme fatale wrapped in fur, a detective with the brim of his hat turned down, or a desperate murderer lurking in the shadows of a doorway. It's a world we all know - the seedy underbelly of the American Dream, and every bit as much a part of our culture. This wonderfully exhaustive text - tallying more than three hundred thousand words with hundreds of film stills and photos new to the work - distills everything about the movement into one volume from movies to stars to themes and motifs, and brings us up to date with contemporary contributions to the movement. Now completely revised, expanded, and redesigned, this classic pioneering work is the final word on a dark subject.
Quarto (Eight & 1/4-inch x Ten & 1/4-inch) In dustjacket with mild edgewear, top edge. Black paper covered boards with silver lettering. Clean, sound, like new. Tight binding. Stated, First Edition. But number string is '10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2', so we will assume this is a 2nd printing. (512 pp.)