Art of Noir by Eddie Muller
The Posters And Graphics From The Classic Era Of Film Noir

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Film noir is all about style, even more than it is about crime. The poster art from the noir era has a bold look and an iconography all its own. During noir's golden age, studios commissioned these arresting illustrations for even the lowliest "B" thriller. The Art of Noir is the first book to present this striking artwork in a lavishly produced, large-format, full-color volume. The more than 300 dazzling posters and other promotional material range from the classics to rare archive films such as The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Blonde Kiss. With rare offerings from around the world and background information on the illustrators, The Art of Noir is the ultimate companion for movie buffs and collectors, as well as artists and designers.
 

About Eddie Muller

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Eddie Muller is the author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir and Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir. A noted film noir expert, he organizes and hosts the annual film noir festival at Los Angeles's premier film revival house, American Cinemateque, where he is the official programmer.
 
Published October 9, 2002 by Overlook Hardcover. 271 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Stanley Kubrick's The Killing touted as being ""In All Its Fury and Violence...Like No Other Picture Since 'SCARFACE' and 'LITTLE CAESAR'!"" Bay Area mystery writer Muller (his novel Shadow Boxer will be reviewed in the Dec. 9 issue of PW) describes the various styles employed by the studio syste...

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Among the other breakdowns he makes are the use of classic film noir actors as the selling point: Humphrey Bogart, Alan Ladd, Burt Lancaster, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, as well as "The Usual Suspects: Noir's Most Recognized Faces," featuring many whose names are recognized only by those wit...

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