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The Private Eye

Detectives in the Movies

The Private Eye( )
Author: Nicol, Bran
Series title:Locations Ser.
ISBN:978-1-78023-102-0
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

This book traces the history of the private eye movie, from its emergence in a handful of influential film noirs in the 1940s, through its slow and brilliant decline in 1970s 'neo-noir' cinema, to the passing of its central figure into present-day movie mythology. The private eye is usually seen as a romantic hero, a lone wolf who confronts and makes sense of a violent and chaotic modern world on behalf of the viewer. In his discussion of classic films such as The Maltese Falcon,...
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Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / Genres / Crime
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.75 x 0.6 Inches

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