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by James Ursini,Alain Silver

Free eBook Film Noir Graphics: Where Danger Lives download ISBN: 1478390611
Author: James Ursini,Alain Silver
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 14, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 208
Category: Humour and Entertainment
Subcategory: Movies
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Together Alain Silver and James Ursini have written THE NOIR STYLE, FILM NOIR (Taschen), and LA. .

Together Alain Silver and James Ursini have written THE NOIR STYLE, FILM NOIR (Taschen), and LA NOIR, THE CITY AS CHARACTER. Silver and Ursini's FILM NOIR GRAPHICS is a superb little volume where the authors have selected a variety of posters according to the major themes in the noir canon and enlighted this reader about the art of each poster, nationally or internationally produced.

Filmmakers about whom he has written include David Lean, Robert Aldrich, Raymond Chandler, Roger Corman, and James Wong Howe. Silver graduated from UCLA with degrees in film production (. and critical studies (.

Film Noir Graphics book. His articles have appeared in numerous film journals, newspapers, and online magazines.

Book Overview In this volume Alain Silver and James Ursini focus their unparalleled expertise on these images that brought.

The authors of THE NOIR STYLE-and eight other volumes about film noir-turn their attention to the wide array of posters and lobby cards that were used to entice viewers into watching the movies of the classic period.

Alain Silver, James Ursini. Alain Silver is the author of The Samurai Film and Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles (with Elizabeth Ward). Forthcoming are Where Danger Lives: Film Noir Graphics and Film Noir: the Directors

Alain Silver, James Ursini. Among his other books, co-authored with James Ursini, are The Noir Style, The Vampire Film, Film Noir (Taschen), More Things than are Dreamt Of, . Noir, and director studies of David Lean, Robert Aldrich and Roger Corman. Forthcoming are Where Danger Lives: Film Noir Graphics and Film Noir: the Directors. His produced screenplays include Kiss Daddy Goodbye, the Showtime feature Time at the Top, and an adaptation of Dostoevsky's White Nights, which he also directed.

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James Ursini has co-written eleven books with Alain Silver, including their Film Noir Reader series, which established them as two of the foremost authorities on film noir. He has a doctorate in motion pictures studies and lectures on filmmaking in the Los Angeles area.

Where Danger Lives, with James Ursini. Where Danger Lives, with James Ursini.

The authors of THE NOIR STYLE—and eight other volumes about film noir—turn their attention to the wide array of posters and lobby cards that were used to entice viewers into watching the movies of the classic period. This oversized study contains well over 300 full-color illustrations never before reproduced in book form. In this volume Alain Silver and James Ursini focus their unparalleled expertise on these images that brought audiences into theaters around the world. An Introduction traces the sometimes lurid line of graphics from pulp magazines like Black Mask and the dust jackets of hard-boiled novels to the earliest examples of film noir. A fully detailed survey of recurring themes and styles unfolds through chapters with titles such as Touch of Evil, The Killers, Night and the City, Out of the Past, and Deadly is the Female. Sidebars explore motifs such as fashion and Bogart’s face on posters from the U.S. and Europe. The volume includes an index of illustrations by movie title.
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Silver and Ursini's FILM NOIR GRAPHICS is a superb little volume where the authors have selected a variety of posters according to the major themes in the noir canon and enlighted this reader about the art of each poster, nationally or internationally produced. It is shorter than Muller's more costly THE ART OF FILM NOIR, but I would recommend Silver's book because it is more manegable physically and altho Muller and Silver go over similar material, Silver has the edge in describing the nuances of each poster. And it costs less than Mullers! Although I would recommend buying Muller's book to complete the entire view of film noir poster art.

One glaring error on p. 168 in Silver's description of the lower still in th4 poster of CLASH BY NIGHT. It is not Barbara Stanwyck in the bra and bathing suit but Marilyn Monroe being playfully strangled by Keith Andes with a towel around her neck, warning her about infidelity. Otherwise, the book is completley on target and would highly recommnd it for noir readers to buy. I purchased this book from Amazon since I could not find it in a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Manhattan.

Also, I wish I could have had some of these posters in the 3 film noir books I have written: NOIR, NOW & THEN (Greenwood Press) 2001, NEO-NOIR (Scarecrow Press)Paperback,2005 and HOUSES OF NOIR: DARK VISIONS FROM THIRTEEN FILM STUDIOS (McFarland Publishing)a paperback to be published on 30 Sept. 2013.

Taking a "break" from noir, I also published two other film books: LATIN AMERICAN FILMS 1932-1994)a hardbound, 1997 and & 2005 paperback with a scene from EL MARIACHI on the cover(both from McFarland Press)and GREAT SPANISH FILMS SINCE 1950, Scarecrow Press, 2008, winner of the Library Journal Award for Best Reference that year with a scene from Fernando Trueba's romantic film BELLE EPOQUE (The Age of Beauty)on the cover. As you can tell, Spanish and Latin American films are my other loves besises film noir.

Dr. Ronald Schwartz, author, Manhattan, New York
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Handsomely produced collection of film noir posters and other graphics, assembled by Silver and Ursini, two of the leading and most perceptive noir historians. Their selection of graphics is splendid, and includes many posters that are not commonly reproduced. Visually, then, the book is gem. What really sets it apart from other poster collections is the authors' commentary, which looks at not just the plot and other particulars of individual films, but remarks upon the graphics as discrete pieces of art. Special attention is given to artists' design & composition, color palettes, visualization of themes, and other elements--many of them subliminal--that make particular posters memorable. This is a unique, very pleasing book.