Into the Dark (Turner Classic Movies)

Into the Dark (Turner Classic Movies)

The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950

The cinematic art of film noir—the dark, fascinating American movie genre that started 75 years ago, was rediscovered in the '70s, and has a worldwide cult following today—is showcased in Into the Dark.

You know film noir when you see it: the shadowed setting; the world-weary detective; the damsel in distress; and the twist of fate. Into the Dark captures this alluring genre with a cavalcade of compelling photographs and a guide to its best films.

Author Mark A. Vieira takes readers on a year-by-year tour of the film factories that made these movies, profiling the artists who worked on them, and explaining how they accomplished their moody lighting effects. Into the Dark also tells the story of film noir with quotes from the filmmakers and vintage reviews, taking readers to the exciting nights when Murder My Sweet, Out of the Past, and The Big Heat were sprung on an unsuspecting public.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism

On Sale: May 24th 2016

Price: $21.99

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780762458066

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Praise

“Bursting with glossy stills and archival material, film historian and photographer Mark A. Vieira's Into The Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950 offers an unprecedented portal into Hollywood's golden era of cynicism. A systematic study of noir, this gorgeous coffee table tome fills a significant gap in scholarship on the genre.”
--MovieMaker