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Film Noir Reader by Alain Silver
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Jan 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: film-study
Recommended for: Anyone who likes their coffee dark

I have always found the old time film noirs fascinating. They hearken back to an older world where men with hearts of gold became cold, looking for redemption. Where the women were mysterious, tough and striking in their beauty, able to drag men down to the depths of hell and back. A time when the likes of Veronica Lake, Bogart, Alan Ladd, Gilda and Lauren Bacall would become sex symbols, while shadows danced across their face and cigarettes were eternally lite, danglingly from their lips. Reading this book reminded me of all the great films I have watched and re-watched countless times in my youth. A fond memory while learning some things new. What more could one ask for?

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