L.A. Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels

L A Noir Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels Los Angeles is an ideal city for film noir for both economic and aesthetic reasons The largest metropolitan area in the country home to an ever changing population of the disillusioned and in close p

  • Title: L.A. Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels
  • Author: William Hare
  • ISBN: 9780786437405
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Los Angeles is an ideal city for film noir for both economic and aesthetic reasons The largest metropolitan area in the country, home to an ever changing population of the disillusioned and in close proximity to city, mountains, ocean, and desert, the City of Angels became a center of American film noir This detailed discussion of nine films explores such topics as why cLos Angeles is an ideal city for film noir for both economic and aesthetic reasons The largest metropolitan area in the country, home to an ever changing population of the disillusioned and in close proximity to city, mountains, ocean, and desert, the City of Angels became a center of American film noir This detailed discussion of nine films explores such topics as why certain settings are appropriate for film noir, why L.A has been a favorite of authors such as Raymond Chandler, and relevant political developments in the area The films are also examined in terms of story content as well as how they developed in the project stage Utilizing a number of quotes from interviews, the work examines actors, directors, and others involved with the films, touching on their careers and details of their time in L.A The major films covered are The Big Sleep, Criss Cross, D.O.A In A Lonely Place, The Blue Gardenia, Kiss Me Deadly, The Killing, Chinatown, and L.A Confidential.

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    1. Following up the triumph of his first book devoted to the "Noir" genre, the incisive and entertaining "Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust and Murder Hollywood Style," one of the best books ever written on the subject, author and film historian William Hare surpasses his own benchmark with this offering, his second volume on Film Noir, "L.A. Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels," a comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing book that already has readers and true fans of the cinema rejoicing in th [...]

    2. Delighted by author, William Hare's book, "Early Film Noir", I turned to "LA Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels." The book covers the films: "The Big Sleep" "Criss Cross" "D.O.A" "In a Lonely Place" "The Blue Gardenia" "Kiss Me Deadly" "The Killing" "Chinatown" and "L.A. Confidential." Each one of these noir films is centered in the city of Los Angeles, and the author argues that Los Angeles is a "city created by a never-ending migration"--a place that is pivotal to the genre of film [...]

    3. Delighted by author, William Hare's book, "Early Film Noir", I turned to "LA Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels." The book covers the films: "The Big Sleep" "Criss Cross" "D.O.A" "In a Lonely Place" "The Blue Gardenia" "Kiss Me Deadly" "The Killing" "Chinatown" and "L.A. Confidential." Each one of these noir films is centered in the city of Los Angeles, and the author argues that Los Angeles is a "city created by a never-ending migration"--a place that is pivotal to the genre of film [...]

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