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Title:
Crime scenes : movie poster art of the film noir : the classic period, 1941-1959
Author:
Bassoff, Lawrence.
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Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : L. Bassoff Collection, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 x 36 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781886310117
Format :
Book

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Crime novelists, movie stars and filmmakers have together created a shadowy celluloid underworld of desperate characters, violent passions and illicit schemes, dubbed by the French film noir (black film). This book traces the development and history of this movement, using original movie poster art from 100 vintage films. Covering the period from 1941 to 1959, the films include: The Maltese Falcon, This Gun for Hire, Laura, and The Postman Always Rings Twice.