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Noir Comes to Light

David Landau

David Landau is an award winning mystery playwright with seven works published by Samuel French including his internationally produced play Murder at Cafe Noir, a comedy tribute to the film noir movies of the 1940s. His noir play Deep Six Holiday won several theater awards, and his noir short film Joker’s Wild was featured on A&E Short Subjects, Cinemax, and won several film festival awards. David holds a Masters of Fine Arts in screenwriting from Goddard College, has published a dozen articles on screenwriting in such magazines as Screenwriter’s Monthly and Script Magazine. As a full professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, David teaches film, cinematography, screenwriting and film noir. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Noir Production : The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film

Routledge, 2017

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... Noir comes to light “Don’t be so sure i’m as crooked as i’m supposed to be.” (the maltese Falcon) Figure 1.Trailer for The Petrified Forest “it’s funny that some writers about pictures discovered Film noir. i must tell you, i never...

Woman’s Place: The Absent Family of Film Noir

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...The world view generated within the film noir entitles this group of films to be considered as a distinct and separate entity within the history of American film.The film noir period can be taken to coincide approximately...

Resistance Through Charisma: Rita Hayworth and Gilda

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...The argument of this article is that in Gilda it is possible to read the generic construction of Gilda as femme fatale as being in some measure overturned and exposed, partly by certain features of mise en scѐne, partly by the casting...

Postscript: Queers and Women in Film Noir

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...Gilda seems unusual among films noirs for having as its hero an ordinary guy who also has a homosexual relationship. The ordinariness of the film noir hero does not consist of the unspectacular decency most usually constructed by Hollywood...

Working Against Genre

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jeff Rush

Jeff Rush is an associate professor at Temple University's Department of Film & Media Arts. He has served as director of the MFA program and as Department Chair in Film & Media Arts. He received an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In addition to teaching, Jeff has worked as a freelance screenwriter and has published numerous articles and books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alternative Scriptwriting : Beyond the Hollywood Formula

Focal Press, 2013

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... Working Against Genre B ecause genre provides a writer with a shorthand that audiences readily u nderstand, less time is needed to establish its characteristics. Just as char- acter stereotypes are useful to the writer, so, too...

Double Indemnity

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...Double Indemnity, based on James M. Cain’s roman noir of the same title, is the story of an insurance agent, Walter Neff, who plots with Phyllis Dietrichson to kill her husband by making it appear that he died falling from a moving train...
...When Rita Hayworth played the title role in Gilda she had been a major star since the early 40s, and her picture in Life magazine was so much in demand (by the armed forces) that millions of copies were printed and distributed. Her image...

The Place of Women in Fritz Lang’s The Blue Gardenia

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...In the typical film noir, the world is presented from the point of view of the male investigator, who often recounts something that happened in the past. The investigator, functioning in a nightmare world where all the clues to meaning...

Lights and Cameras

Chad Perkins

Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere, and was one of the first in the world to be a Certified Expert in Adobe Encore DVD. Chad also owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photo-realistic renders from AutoCAD drawings and blueprints. Chad served for over two years as the Digital 3D and Animation Specialist at a leading lenticular art creation facility in Southern California, where he produced finished art for Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Disney, among others. True to his passion for movies and animation, Chad is currently directing and producing an all-CGI short film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Cheat in After Effects

Focal Press, 2013

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... look at lighting and camera tricks in this chapter. We’ll look at how to use lights to actually remove light from a scene. We’ll also get more control over cameras, from creating a narrow depth of field, to animating a camera...

Klute 2: Feminism and Klute

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...What is at stake for feminist analysis in examining Klute in terms of film noir? For instance, a persuasive account of the film is given by Diane Giddis in which she not only makes Bree the central figure of the film, but converts the two...