FILM NOIR:
the Encyclopedia

Film Noir

Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style was the first book-length study of the entire "classic period" of the noir movement and was originally published in a hardcover edition by the Overlook Press in 1979. Since its first printing Film Noir has been the preeminent reference to the original movement with its credits, synopses, and comments on movies of the classic period.

The completely revised 4th Edition under the new title Film Noir: the Encyclopedia will incorporate a second section focused on Neo-noir. This new hardcover will add over 300 additional titles to both the classic period and Neo-noir sections. In the same over-sized format with over 500 illustrations, it is scheduled for publication in May, 2010.

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.
Film Noir


Contents

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

Fatal Men

Where Danger Lives

Apprendix: Chronology

Part Two: Neo-noir

Introduction: Neo-noir

The Films: A to Z

Sidebar: Neo-Noir/Retro-Noir

Bibliography

Index

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