French translation of an American work, originally published as "The Noir Style", which offers a devoted study of the visual imagery of film noir between 1941 and 1958. The focus throughout is on the human face and the portrayal of character through techniques of lighting, posture, composition and setting. Illustrated with 172 black and white photographs, the book looks at the way photographers such as Edward Hopper and Weegee influenced noir style and ends by comparing a series of film noir stills with their modern day imitations.

Item number 78586
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Language French
Country of origin Germany
Related people Alain Silver (Author)
James Ursini (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection