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- DescriptionFilm scholar Ronald Schwartz examines the most significant representatives of the Neo-Noir style, beginning with Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and concluding with Michael Mann's Collateral (2004). Schwartz provides in-depth analyses of over 30 of the best Neo-Noir films and explains the qualities and characteristics of the new ir style. He also explains how it differs from Film Noir of the forties and fifties. In this chrological guide, Schwartz examines such landmark films as The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The French Connection (1971), Taxi Driver (1976), Reservoir Dogs (1992), L.A. Confidential (1997), and Memento (2000). The book also includes an alphabetical filmography listing over 650 films that in plot, style, or subject matter reflect the diversity of the genre. This reference work will be a valuable resource for film scholars and fans who wish to explore the ever-evolving aspects of Neo-Noir cinema.
- Author BiographyRonald Schwartz is a retired professor of Romance languages and film (City University of New York). He is the author of several books including Nomads, Exiles, & Emigres: The Rebirth of Latin American Narrative, 1960-1980 (Scarecrow, 1980), Spanish Film Directors: 21 Profiles (Scarecrow, 1986), Latin American Films, 1932-1994 (2005) and Great Spanish Films Since 1950 (2008).
- Author(s)Ronald Schwartz
- PublisherScarecrow Press
- Date of Publication04/08/2005
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScarecrow Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight286 g
- Width149 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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