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Title:
Hard-boiled : great lines from classic noir films
Author:
Thompson, Peggy, 1952-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
124 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780811808552
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Has the boss chewed you out? Try this: "I've met a lot of hard-boiled eggs in my time, but you - you re twenty minutes."(Jan Sterling in The Big Carnival). In the cult, crime, and noir films of the 1930S, 40S, and 50s, everyone was supremely eloquent. Now fans of these classics can be equal-ly clever through this inspired collection from the greatest noir movies ever produced. With full-colour reproductions of publicity photos, promotional posters, and film stills, Hard-Boiled is a glamorous look back at the tawdry characters, stylish settings, and memorable lines of that golden era. "I don't pray. Kneeling bags my nylons."-Jan Sterling in The Big Carnival, aka Ace in the Hole


Author Notes

Peggy Thompson is an award-winning screenwriter who writes for film, television, radio, and theater.Saeko Usukawa is a book editor as well as a published author and poet.Lee Server is the author of Danger Is My Business and Over My Dead Body, both published by Chronicle Books.