French Film Noir by Robin Buss

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Published by Marion Boyars Publishers .

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7799216M
ISBN 100714530360
ISBN 109780714530369

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French Film Noir contains in-depth studies of a number of works, including Becker's Touchez pas au grisbi and Chabrol's Le Boucher, the political thrillers of Costa-Gavras, Bresson's intimate ethical studies and Jean Luc Godard's reworking of the French movie hero, wise-cracking neanderthal private eye Lemmy Caution in by: 8.

Fully illustrated with stills from a wide selection of movies, French Film Noir also contains a complete filmography listing over films. Robin Buss writes for several newspapers and magazines.

He has translated Jean Cocteau's The Art of Cinema for Marion Boyars. He lives in the : French Film Noir. From the seething internal aftermath of the German Occupation to the stylish radicalism of the New Wave and the slick post-modern fantasies of today, French directors such as Melville, Becker, Godard, Truffaut, and Chabrol have adapted American crime movie conventions to create their own cinema of good and evil.

In the raft of available film noir literature, both popular and scholarly, this represents the first subject lexicon. Each of Spicer's (European Film Noir) alphabetized entries succinctly defines noir's landmark movies, key terms, and broader by: 4.

Film noir is a genre that had no definition in its own day other than ‘crime film’. All of those who were making films noirs, such French Film Noir book Robert Mitchum and similar great stars and directors of that era, wouldn’t have called what they were working on film noir.

They were making crime movies and dramas. Explore the dark and brooding elegance of Film Noir with this essential handbook to the genre, exploring key noir themes and their most representative movies.

Copiously illustrated with film stills as well as original posters, the book also lists TASCHEN’s top 50 noir classics. A must for amateurs and aficionados ry: Books > Film.

It's an important book because it educates readers to the stages of film noir and the psychology of noir characters, the victim, the cop, the killer, the dame etc. The writing is ok, not as riveting as the movies that he is discussing.4/5.

However, influenced by a pessimistic vision over reality brought by the war and its atrocities or perhaps influenced by the noir influences coming from the other side of the Atlantic, French cinema welcomed from the early s and most notably in the later s a new wave of gangster/thriller films that are often referred as the French branch of Film Noir.

French film noir thus has long antecedents in written and visual representations of the bas-fonds, and visual characteristics informed by contemporary professional practice and geopolitical developments.

Equally significant was the immediate French social background, including the rise of fascism in the s, the left-wing Popular Front. Essence of Gabin. From the mid s to the late s, actor Jean Gabin was the heart and soul of French film noir.

In such poetic-realist films as Pépé le Moko (), La Bête humaine and Le jour se lève () this pug-handsome brute played French noir’s defining archetype: the doomed working-class antihero, an alienated loner, haunted by the past and resigned to his bleak fate.

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In the first half of the book, the author puts film noir into historical context. In the second part, he discusses the evolution of neo-noir from the 's up through the early 's. Muller, Eddie.

Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir. London: Titan Books,   The big French book on the subject of film noir was written, inby Raymond Borde and Étienne Chaumeton—two critics associated with the magazine Positif, Cahiers’s bitter rival.

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Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart Director: Anthony Mann Cinematography: John Alton Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French. Film noir (/nwɑːr/; French: [film nwaʁ]) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.

Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early s to the late nced: French New Wave, Neo-noir. Started in by Marya E. Gates, Noirvember celebrates film noir for the month of November.

There are countless ways to participate, but my plan for this year is to watch these excellent film noir based on novels. In some cases, the novel is noir while the film is not so much noir, and in others the novel is less noir and the film more : Annika Barranti Klein.

As noted by Roger Ebert films such as Bob le flambeur (), Rififi () and Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (), because of their boldness, should be perceived as keys that opened yet another door in French film noir – neo-noirs. Films that throughout the s and s explored noir influences using different rhythms and formal choices.

French Film Noir #1 A Bout de Souffle () It is New Wave for sure, and although is too postmodern by far to be a genuine film noir, the French (and in this case Jean-Luc Godard, a Suisse) appropriated film noir for their own, and made a virtue of its every trope.

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Film noir received its name in when French critic Nino Frank expressed his fascination with dark Hollywood melodramas of the time. But noir as a genre only took shape retrospectively, and the bitter arguments over what it is continue to the present.

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a leading author of books about film. In Film Noir Reader. 6th ed. by Alain Silver and James Ursini, New York: Limelight Editions. Vincendeau, Ginette. “Noir Is Also a French Word: The French Antecedents of Film Noir.” The Book of Film Noir, edited by Ian Cameron, New York: Continuum “French Film Noir.” In European Film Noir.

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Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko introduces the Film Noir Book of the Month Club. This will be a monthly column exploring the literary roots of the movies screening as part of Films Geeks SD’s Noir. That makes him a true cyberpunk and noir anti-hero.

Crime-Film Double Feature: In “D.O.A.” (), protagonist Frank Bigelow would no doubt sympathize with Johnny’s ticking time-bomb of a brain: Poisoned, with a few days to live, he must figure out who wants him dead and why.

There’s a piercing sense of fatalism here that fans of noir Author: Nick Kolakowski. English Translation of “film noir” | The official Collins French-English Dictionary online.

OverEnglish translations of French words and phrases. Before Nightcrawler hits theaters, let’s look at 11 more films – from the last 20 years – that can be filed under “modern noir.” 1. Memento () Amnesia has always been common to film noir, and this breakout feature from Christopher Nolan carries on the tradition to its maximum potential -- taking us on a backwards journey alongside.

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