By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry
Movie noir provides gritty tales and to blame viewing excitement. approximately ninety male actors of vintage movie noir titles of the Nineteen Forties and Fifties are featured during this quantity. The researcher will locate the predicted (James Cagey, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum), the fewer renowned (Morris Carnovsky, Douglas Fowley), and actors who go beyond the style (Kirk Douglas, Alan Ladd). the writer additionally wrote Femme Noir: undesirable ladies of movie (McFarland, 1988). For the hot quantity, she selected actors who've performed major roles in numerous movie noir releases, and considered 240 movies that allows you to describe the plots and characters accurately.
Most of the quantity treats those "bad boys" extensive, in A to Z entries starting from 5 to 12 pages in size. own existence tales are intermingled with discussions of flicks. whereas the emphasis is on noir, a few movies outdoors the style are mentioned in the event that they are seminal to the actor (e.g., the Andy Hardy sequence for Mickey Rooney). A filmography and bibliography finish every one access. Black-and-white photographs aid the reader determine person actors, a few of whom, akin to Jay Flippen and Gene Lockhart, may be remembered extra for his or her "mugs" than for his or her monikers. an extra 25 actors are given one-page remedies within the first appendix. one other appendix provides noteworthy strains, prepared through vast subject comparable to "Regarding Dames," "Sizing Up the opposite Guy," and "Penetrating Put-downs" (e.g., Richard Widmark's line "I wouldn't provide the pores and skin off a grape," from Kiss of Death). Following the overall bibliography, an index lists titles, names, and awards.
Depth instead of breadth is the most important to this relaxing reference paintings, in an effort to be welcomed by means of the movie fan in addition to good because the researcher and is usually recommended for higher movie collections.
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