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           Compartment C, Car 293 [1938] by Edward Hopper
"Compartment C, Car 293" [1938]
by Edward Hopper [1882-1967]
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books about film noir

film noir music

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International Noir Fiction blog {reviews}

logo for PulpFest convention     PulpCon summer convention [1972-2008]
PulpFest convention [July 2016 = #8] in Columbus, Ohio
  {Philip José} FarmerCon convention alongside PulpFest [July 2016 = #11]
James Naremore "More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts" [] /0520254023/

Books  Recently  Added

America Is Elsewhere / Noir Tradition book by Erik Dussere  "America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition In The Age of Consumer Culture" [2013]
by Erik Dussere

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [10/2013] for $15.94
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/2013] for $26.96
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2013] for $89.10
author's faculty homepage at American University
TV Noir 20th Century book by Ray Starman  "TV Noir: The 20th Century" [2010] by Ray Starman
Examines TV series from 1949 to 1999 including "Dragnet", "Racket Squad", "The Lineup", "Peter Gunn", "The Untouchables", "The Fugitive", "Felony Squad", "N.Y.P.D. Blue", "Homicide: Life On The Street", "The Invaders", "X-Files", and "The Prisoner"
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2010] for $7.55
CreateSpace 8x5 pb [8/2010] for $7.95
Film Noir Directors book edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini  "Film Noir, The Directors" [2012]
Edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini

Limelight 9¼x7½ pb [3/2012] for $18.24
Femme Noir Bad Girls book by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry  "Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film" [2009]
by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [12/2009] for $75.00
Film Noir, Cinema of Paranoia book by Wheeler Winston Dixon  "Film Noir and The Cinema of Paranoia" [2009]
by Wheeler Winston Dixon

Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/2009] for $21.33
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2009] for $68.00

Panorama du Film Noir Américain book by Raymond Borde & Etienne Chaumeton  "Panorama du Film Noir Américain, 1941-1953" [1955 classic]
by Raymond Borde & Etienne Chaumeton

This is the book that coined the term 'film noir'.
Flammarion French-language mass pb [1/93] imported/scarce
Flammarion French-language mass pb [1/93] for €10,93 from Amazon France
Detective In Film Pictorial History book by William K. Everson  "The Detective In Film: A Pictorial History of The Screen Sleuth From 1903 To The Present" [1972] by William K. Everson
Lyle Stuart pb [6/74] out of print/used
Citadel Press 10¾x8¾ hardcover [2/73] out of print/many used
The Detective in Hollywood book by Jon Tuska  "The Detective In Hollywood: The Movie Careers of The Great Fictional Private Eyes & Their Creators" [1978] by Jon Tuska
Doubleday 10½x7¼ hardcover [3/78] out of print/used
Dark Side of The Screen book by Foster Hirsch  "The Dark Side of The Screen: Film Noir" [1981]
by Foster Hirsch

DaCapo Press 11x8½ pb [3/2001] for $14.70
DaCapo Press 11x8½ pb [5/88] out of print/used
Oak Tree hardcover [5/81] out of print/used
Women In Film Noir  "Women In Film Noir" [1984]
Edited by E. Ann Kaplan

British Film Institute 9.3x6 pb [4/99] for $19.95
British Film Institute hardcover [4/99] out of print/used
Dark Cinema: American Film Noir in Cultural Perspective book by Jon Tuska  "Dark Cinema: American Film Noir In Cultural Perspective" [1984]
by Jon Tuska

Greenwood Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/84] for $126.95
Film Noir Encyclopedia  "Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference To The American Style" [1984]
Edited by Alain Silver & Elizabeth Ward

Overlook Press 11x8¼ pb [3/93] for $0.00
Random House hardcover [10/84] out of print/used
Dark City Film Noir book by Spencer Selby   "Dark City: The Film Noir" [1984]
by Spencer Selby

McFarland & Co. pb [11/97] for $20.00
McFarland & Co. hardcover [11/84] out of print/used
Voices In The Dark book by J.P. Telotte  "Voices In The Dark: The Narrative Patterns of Film Noir" [1989]
by J.P. Telotte

Univ IL Press 9x6 pb [4/89] for $20.95
Hardboiled in Hollywood  "Hardboiled In Hollywood: Five Black Mask Writers & The Movies" [1991]
by David Wilt

Bowling Green Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [6/91] out of print/used
Bowling Green Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/91] for $21.94
Little Black & White Book of Film Noir Quotations  "The Little Black & White Book of Film Noir: Quotations From Films of The 40s & 50s" [1993] Edited by Peg Thompson & Saeko Usukawa
Arsenal Pulp Press 4¼x3 mini-book [8/93] for $4.95
Shades of Noir   "Shades of Noir: A Reader" [1993] Edited by Joan Copjec
Verso Books 8x7¼ pb [11/93] for $20.00
Verso Books hardcover [12/96] for $60.00
French Film Noir book by Robin Buss  "French Film Noir" [1994] by Robin Buss
Marion Boyars 8½x5¼ pb [4/2001] for $16.95
Marion Boyars 8¾x5½ hardcover [7/94] for $35.00
Roman Noir  "The American Roman Noir: Hammett, Cain, & Chandler" [1995]
by William Marling

Univ GA Press 8.6x5.6 pb [10/98] for $12.60
Univ GA Press hardcover [2/95] out of print/used
Film Noir Reader 1  "Film Noir Reader" [1996]
Edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini

Limelight Editions 9x6 pb [7/96] for $14.00
Hard-Boiled / Great Lines book by Peggy Thompson & Saeko Usukawa  "Hard-Boiled: Great Lines From Classic Noir Films" [1996]
by Peggy Thompson & Saeko Usukawa

Chronicle Books 8¾x8 pb [3/96] out of print/used
Crime Scenes   "Crime Scenes: Movie Poster Art of The Film Noir" [1997]
by Lawrence Bassoff

self-publd 14x11 pb [9/97] out of print/used
Dark City Lost World   "Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir" [1998] by Eddie Muller
St. Martin 8x10 pb [5/98] for $16.07
author website
A Girl & A Gun / Film Noir On Video   "A Girl and A Gun: The Complete Guide To Film Noir On Video" [1998]
by David N. Meyer

Avon 8¼x5¾ pb [5/98] out of print/used
Femme Noir   "Femme Noir: The Bad Girls of Film" [1998]
by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

McFarland & Co. hardcover [7/98] for $75.00
Big Book of Noir   "The Big Book of Noir" [1998]
Edited by Ed Gorman, Lee Server & Martin H. Greenberg

Carroll & Graf 10x7¼ pb [10/98] out of print/used
More Than Night  "More Than Night: Film Noir In Its Contexts" [1998]
by James Naremore

Univ CA Press 11¼x5¾ pb [10/98] for $17.95
Univ CA Press 9.4x6¼ hardcover [10/98] out of print/used
Detours  "Detours & Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir" [1999]
by Foster Hirsch

Limelight 9x6 pb [8/2004] for $15.60
Film Noir Reader 2   "Film Noir Reader 2" [1999]
Edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini

Limelight Editions 9x6 pb [9/99] for $14.00
Noir Style   "The Noir Style" [1999]
by Alain Silver & James Ursini

Overlook Press 11¾x11 hardcover [12/99] for $50.00
America Noir   "America Noir: Underground Writers & Filmmakers of The Postwar Era" [2000]
by David Cochran

Smithsonian Inst. Press 9x6½ hardcover [5/2000] for $22.36
Pocket Noir book by Paul Duncan   "Film Noir" [2000] by Paul Duncan
brief but very thorough listings
Pocket Essentials pb [7/2000] for $6.95
Death On The Cheap   "Death On The Cheap: The Lost 'B' Movies" [2000]
by Arthur Lyons

DaCapo Press 8½x6 pb [10/2000] for $14.00
101 Greatest  "101 Greatest Films of Mystery & Suspense" [2000]
by Otto Penzler

S&S Trade 8¼x5¼ pb [10/2000] out of print/used
Out of The Past   "Out of The Past: Adventures In Film Noir" [2001] by Barry Gifford
Univ of MS Press 8½x5 pb [1/2001] for $12.80
revised/expanded from "The Devil Thumbs A Ride" [1988]
Grove Press 8¼x5½ pb [9/99] out of print/used
Dark City Dames   "Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir" [2001]
by Eddie Muller

Regan Books hardcover [5/2001] for $29.96
author website
Noir Now & Then   "Noir, Now and Then: Film Noir Originals & Remakes, 1944-1999"
[2001] by Ronald Schwartz

Greenwood Press hardcover [6/2001] for $118.95
Film Noir Reader 3  "Film Noir Reader 3: Interviews With Filmmakers of The Classic Noir Period" [2002] Edited by Robert Porfirio, Alain Silver & James Ursini
Limelight Editions 9x6 pb [2/2002] for $15.75
Street With No Name   "Street With No Name: A History of The Classic American Film Noir"
[2002] by Andrew Dickos

Univ Press of KY 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2002] for $20.37
Film Noir by AS   "Film Noir" [2002] by Andrew Spicer
Longman 9x6 pb [7/2002] for $11.21
Art of Noir  "The Art of Noir: The Posters & Graphics From The Classic Era of Film Noir" [2002] by Eddie Muller
Overlook Press 14¼x10½! hardcover [10/2002] for $35.00
author website
White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction & Film Noir book by Megan E. Abbott  "The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity In Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir" [2002] by Megan E. Abbott
Palgrave Macmillan 8¾x6 pb [11/2002] for $100.00
Panorama of American Film Noir book by Raymond Borde & Etienne Chaumeton  "A Panorama of American Film Noir, 1941-1953" [2002]
by Raymond Borde & Etienne Chaumeton

City Lights Books 8¾x5¼ pb [12/2002] for $11.87
Film Noir Guide book by Michael F. Keaney  "Film Noir Guide: 745 Films of The Classic Era, 1940-1959" [2003]
by Michael F. Keaney

McFarland & Co. 10¼x7¼ hardcover [4/2003] for $75.00
Early Film Noir by Hare  "Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust & Murder Hollywood Style" [2003]
by William Hare

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [8/2003] for $39.95
Hardboiled Hollywood / Decharne  "Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of The Great Crime Films" [2003]
by Max Décharné

Oldcastle pb [7/2005] for $11.56
No Exit Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2003] for $19.80
Hardboiled & High Heeled  "Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective In Popular Culture"
[2004] by Linda Mizejewski

Routledge 9x6 pb [5/2004] for $13.57
Routledge 9½x6 hardcover [5/2004] for $85.00
Film Noir / Silver & Ursini  "Film Noir" [2004]
by Alain Silver & James Ursini

Taschen pb [6/2004] for $19.99
French-language 'Le Film Noir' book by Patrick Brion  "Le Film Noir: L'Áge d'Or du Film Criminel Américain" [2004] by Patrick Brion
Subjects include Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Stanley Kubrick, Nicholas Ray & Orson Welles
Editions de la Martinière French-language hardcover [9/2004] for €42,75 at Amazon France
Patrick Brion's weblog (in French)
Killer Tomatoes / Tough Film Dames  "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" [2004]
by Ray Hagen & Laura Wagner

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [9/2004] for $36.50
Film Noir Reader 4  "Film Noir Reader 4: The Crucial Films & Themes" [2004]
by Alain Silver

Limelight Editions 9x6 pb [11/2004] for $16.06
Neo-Noir by Ronald Schwartz  "Neo-Noir: The New Film Noir Style From Psycho To Collateral" [2005]
by Ronald Schwartz

Scarecrow Press 8¾x5¾ pb [8/2005] for $31.95
Film Noir by Eddie Robson   "Film Noir" [2005] by Eddie Robson
Virgin Books 9x6 pb [9/2005] for $18.96
Bitter Little World / Quotes From Film Noir  "It's A Bitter Little World: The Smartest Toughest Nastiest Quotes From Film Noir" [2005] Edited by Charles Pappas
F&W Publns 6¼x5½ pb [10/2005] for $10.39
Blackout / World War II & Film Noir  "Blackout: World War II & The Origins of Film Noir" [2005]
by Sheri Chinen Biesen

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6¼ pb [11/2005] for $20.00

World War II section of the War Film Festival at Magic Lantern

Philosophy of Film Noir  "The Philosophy of Film Noir" [2005]
Edited by Mark T. Conard

Univ Press of KY 9x6 pb [8/2007] for $24.95
Univ Press of KY 9x6¼ hardcover [12/2005] for $28.60
Cracking the Hard-boiled Detective Critical History book by Lewis D. Moore  "Cracking The Hard-boiled Detective: A Critical History From The 1920s To The Present" [2006] by Lewis D. Moore
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [2/2006] for $35.00
Philosophy of Neo-Noir  "The Philosophy of Neo-Noir" [2007]
Edited by Mark T. Conard

Univ Press of KY 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2007] for $31.30
European Film Noir   "European Film Noir" [2007]
Edited by Andrew Spicer

Manchester Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/2007] for $24.95
Manchester Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $74.95
Philosophy of TV Noir  "The Philosophy of TV Noir" [2008]
Edited by Steven M. Sanders & Aeon J. Skoble

Univ Press of KY 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2008] for $35.00
Tech Noir by Paul Meehan   "Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir" [2008]
by Paul Meehan

McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [4/2008] for $55.00
Into the Dark Film Noir book by Mark A. Vieira  "Into The Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950" [2016]
by Mark A. Vieira

Kindle Edition from Running Press/Hachette [5/2016] for $21.99 {sic}
Running Press 10x8¼ hardcover [5/2016] for $25.88

Film Noir Music / CDs

Steve Wynn's 'guitar noir' rock: browse music

Fallen Angel noir music album   "Fallen Angel" [2006]
by Bob Sneider & Joe Locke {aka "The Film Noir Project"}

Sons of Sound audio CD [2/2006] for $13.99
official website
Dark Side of The Movies noir music album  "Film Noir: 16 Classic Tracks From The Dark Side of The Movies" [2000]
Empire audio CD [6/2000] for $14.98
Crime Jazz noir music album   "Crime Jazz: Music In The Second Degree" [1997]
television & film soundtrack anthology

Rhino audio CD [11/97] out of prodn/used
Carly Simon's Film Noir music album  "Film Noir" [1997]
by Carly Simon, co-produced by Jimmy Webb

Arista audio CD [9/97] for $14.99
Murder Is My Beat Classic Film Noir music album  "Murder Is My Beat: Classic Film Noir Themes & Scenes" [1997]
18 music cuts plus snippets of snappy dialog
Rhino audio CD [6/97] for $17.98
White Heat Film Noir music album  "White Heat: Film Noir" [1994]
by Jazz At The Movies Band

DiscV import audio CD [5/94] out of stock/used
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"City of Angels" Broadway musical [1989-92]
City of Angels noir musical  Book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman & lyrics by David Zippel
Sony CD of Broadway cast [2/90] for $14.99
Cast includes Rene Auberjonois, Gregg Edelman, Dee Hoty, Randy Graff & James Naughton; won 1990 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Leading Actor (JN), Featured Actress (RG), Best Book (Gelbart) & Best Original Score
RCA CD of London cast [10/93] out of prodn/used
Cast includes Susannah Fellows, Martin Smith, Roger Allam & Maurice Clarke
Applause illustrated pb playscript [11/91] for $10.17
Applause illustrated hardcover playscript [11/91] for $19.95
play credits {879 performances} at Internet Broadway Database

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