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Film noir: Plus Taschen's top 50 pick of noir classics from 1940-1960

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Whether it’s Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, or The Big Sleep, roam a screen world of dark and brooding elegance with this essential handbook to Film Noir. From private eyes and perfect crimes to corrupt cops and doomed affairs, editors Paul Duncan and Jürgen Müller examine noir’s key themes and their most representative movies from 1940 to 1960.

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Hardcover, 648 pages
Published October 26th 2017 by Taschen (first published 2017)
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Michael
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
A tip to anyone moving to a new apartment with little furniture, most of their belongings in storage (including books), and a few hundred euros of purchase power. Go to your nearest well assorted bookstore, look for the section with Taschen books. There will likely be a display of their series of “Bibliotheca Universalis” budget publications. Each book costs roughly €15, and there are about a hundred different books in the series, hardbound, and thick as bricks. Anyway, that is what I did at the ...more
Brian Palmer
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, non-fiction
This is much more a coffee table book than most books I read; the photographs are just gorgeous (movie posters, publicity stills, and scenes taken from some of the best noir). The essays were interesting, although the book's size and binding made it somewhat awkward to read in depth. When I did start reading, I had a hard time not getting distracted just flipping from photograph to photograph.

I think this is a volume I will want to peruse at liesure, perhaps after picking up a few mo
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Lili
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very in-depth and informative, and not to mention presented in both an easy to understand and highly aesthetic manner. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to gain an understanding of film noir and the classic noir movies of the 40s-60s.
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Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is encyclopedic. You're not going to read it cover-to-cover. It's for reading here-and-there as it sits on your coffee table. It's not so easy to find a particular movie in this tome, but it has nice pictures, and if you have a magnifying glass, you can even read a bit.
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