An anthology on film noir, this book contains early writings on the genre as well as more recent literature, some published here for the first time. The book includes eight essays which classify and analyze the period and its product, case studies of individual films and filmakers, and new material which considers such issues as narrative structure, the femme fatale, the influence of film noir on early television, and the rebirth of the genre in the neo-noir films of more recent times.

Film Noir Reader 2004, Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780879101978

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The Film Noir Reader 1996, Limelight Editions, New York

ISBN-13: 9780879101985