[Item #6134] The Noir Style. Alain Silver, James Ursini.
The Noir Style
The Noir Style

The Noir Style

ISBN: 9781468307344
New York, NY; London, England UK: Overlook Press/ Gerald Duckworth Publishers Ltd., 2013. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "In The Noir Style, Alain Silver and James Ursini return to the subject for which they are famous, analyzing the look of film noir from the classic period- The Maltese Falcon in 1941 through Touch of Evil in 1958- through to the present day. Silver and Ursini also explore noir's origins in German expressionism and its borrowing from other visual arts- the paintings of Edward Hopper and the photography of Weegee among others- while paying special attention to such classic noir motifs as Night and the City, the Reckless Moment, and the Femme Fatale. Replete with sinister and scintillating black-and-white production stills and featuring a new afterword, The Noir Style handsomely and uniquely illustrates the graphic impact of film noir in images that practically speak for themselves." (from back cover) A lavish study-portfolio of the quintessential film noir style by Alain Silver (b. 1947?), the acclaimed American film director, critic & historian; in collaboration with James Ursini (b. 1947), the noted American film writer & commentator. Silver & Ursini have co-authored many film-related books & especially DVD commentaries, including Film Noir: The Encyclopedia (2010). This volume was originally published in hardcover during 1999, & offered here is the first softcover edition with new afterword as noted above, a joint USA-UK production issued in 2013. Large-format softocover in sewn binding, softcover original first edition thus, first printing as indicated by number sequence at copyright page. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum, world travellers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books- the dearly beloved parents of this grieving writer. I fondly recall watching & discussing many film noir classics with them, film noir being a favorite family genre. A beautiful production; a classic work on a classic cinematic topic in its penultimately rarest form, with distinguished provenance. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing, faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; slight wear & some tiny bumps, creases at/from edges & corners of same; slight rubbing, faint scratching to edges of text block. Interior very fine with single bumps or very short, closed tears from upper edges of a few page leaves (appx. pgs. 217-228); tiny bumps at corners of a few leaves. An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the size & weight of this item. Very Fine. [Item #6134]

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