Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 158456217X. *SIGNED and personalized by author*--Mylar plastic sleeve over jacket, basically unread copy, minor storage handling, pages are tight, text clean, book overall in LIKE NEW condition! ; Signed by Author.
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Fine in Fine jacket. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In black illustrated dust jacket with green title to spine. Pristine. Includes full color photographic illustrations of the first editions of each book discussed. Each entry discusses both the book and the movie giving bibliographic details about each. 380 pages. BOB/071216.
384 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. FILM. The literary origins of the American film noir cycle are more convoluted than a plot contrived by Raymond Chandler after a too-long night at Musso and Frank. Kevin Johnson has paired his obsessions with film and literature to illuminate even the murkiest connections. Identifying every 1940s American film noir with a published literary source, The Dark Page provides concise but fact-filled accounts of the authors, books and filmmakers that came together-often in unlikely combinations-to create a unique and cherished period in film history. Tapping the wells of film historians, cinemanistas, rare booksellers, collectors and librarians around the world, Johnson has compiled an unprecedented dossier of rare first edition book images. Bibliophiles and film fans alike will delight in the voyeuristic pleasure of seeing the colorful images of these editions, often with lurid or surreal jacket art, many of which they are unlikely to ever see elsewhere. Complete with carefully researched and detailed bibliographical points for the first editions, The Dark Page is a highly entertaining resource that cuts across several disciplines, bringing the films and their literary sources into sharper focus for both the specialist and the casual reader. This is the first volume in a projected series that will cover the entire film noir cycle. Assuming the author escapes the gunplay that is almost sure to result from his revealing these long-held secrets of the rare book trade, the second volume will encompass American films noir between 1950-1965, and the third will explore the even more obscure world of British and European films noir. The foreword to the book was written by the well-known film noir director, screenwriter and critic Paul Schrader. Another film critic, Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, writes about The Dark Page: "If you love hard-boiled novels and the noir films they inspired--and how could you not--your hands are shaking right about now. With compelling reproductions of first edition jackets alternating with pithy, knowledgeable text about both the books and the films, this stunning volume is a dark dream come true." (Key Words: Film Noir, Kevin Johnson, Paul Schrader, Bibliographies, Movies, Hollywood, Books on Books).
Fine in Fine jacket. Second printing, with corrections. Foreword by Paul Schrader. Folio. Fine in fine dustwrapper, an as new copy. A thoroughly researched guide, by a noted bookseller, to the novels and plays which became the basis for all American film noir movies of the 1940s, with a photograph of each first edition, issue points, etc., accompanying its entry. An attractive and informative volume--highly recommended (and not just because the exceptional photography was by none other than BTC's own Dan Gregory).
Fine in Fine jacket. A new publication identifying all of the books that were the sources for the Film Noir of the 1940s, with descriptions of the books and of the films that were made from them, along with illustrations of all the books. Film director Paul Schrader contributes an introduction based on his seminal essay on Film Noir from 1971. Signed by Johnson. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A handsome production and a landmark volume that is a significant contribution to the literature of the genre.
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9781584562177. First trade edition. INSCRIBED by Kevin Royal Johnson & dated in 2008 on half-title. Close to fine in fine dust jacket. (Couple tiny spots of chaffing at upper edge of cloth. ) (380pp. ) (9 1/2" X 12 1/2") Full-color photographic images throughout.; Trade Edition; 9 1/2" X 12 1/2"; 380 pages.
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