This wonderfully exhaustive text - tallying more than three hundred thousand words with hundreds of film stills and photos new to the work - distills everything about the movement into one volume from movies to stars to themes and motifs, and brings us up to date with contemporary contributions to the movement. Now completely revised, expanded, and redesigned, this classic pioneering work is the final word on a dark subject.
Alain Silver and James Ursini are the authors of Film Noir: The Encyclopedia. Alain Silver is also the author of The Samurai Film, and co-author of Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles (all available from Overlook). Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S, R.D., is a freelance writer and nutrition consultant in the Boston area. She is the author or co-author of Healthy Foods, Healthy Kids; Pregnancy Nutrition: Good Health for You and Your Baby, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler. Ward writes for several publications, including Prevention, Men's Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, American Baby, Boston Globe, Parents, and Parenting. Robert Porfirio, together with Alain Silver, Elizabeth Ward and James Ursini have written, edited, or contributed to more than a dozen books about film noir, from its key films to its literary and visual modus operandi, including "The Noir Style," "Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles," "L.A. Noir: the City as Character," "Femme Fatale," and four volumes of the "Film Noir Reader" series.