Among the new contributors to the Encyclopedic Reference will be numerous scholars and reviewers who have written or edited individual studies of the noir movement.
The Contents page of Film Noir: the Encyclopedia is reproduced below.
Acknowledgements & Contributor Bios
Preface to 4th Edition
Part One: The Classic Period
Introduction to the Classic Period
The Films: A to Z
Sidebars: German Influence and Proto-noir
Where Danger Lives
Part Two: Neo-noir
The Films: A to Z
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