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The Art of Noir

Eddie Muller

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0735-1
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10/29/2013

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Film noir is all about style, even more than it is about crime. The poster art from the noir era has a bold look and an iconography all its own. During noir's golden age, studios commissioned these arresting illustrations for even the lowliest "B" thriller. The Art of Noir is the first book to present this striking artwork in a lavishly produced, large-format, full-color volume. The more than 300 dazzling posters and other promotional material range from the classics to rare archive films such as The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Blonde Kiss. With rare offerings from around the world and background information on the illustrators, The Art of Noir is the ultimate companion for movie buffs and collectors, as well as artists and designers.

"To look at these movie posters is to glimpse a world of passionate intensity, one mingling desperation, loneliness, erotic obsession, and greed." —Washington Post Book World

"If any collection of pictures that don't move can be said to capture the essential spirit of noir, The Art of Noir does." —Los Angeles Times


Eddie Muller, "The Czar of Noir," is the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, and provides commentary for noir films and specials on Turner Classic Movies. He created his own graphics firm, St. Francis Studio, and is the author of Grindhouse, Dark City Dames, and Dark City. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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