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BU Movies of the 1970S


David Bowie The Man Who Fell to Earth

Film Noir Movie Posters

by The Editor Paul Duncan

Page Extent:600 pages
Book Size:140 c195 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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It’s time for some dark glamour. Seven decades after the term “film noir” was first coined by French critic Nino Frank, this new collection celebrates the genre’s graphic glory with hundreds of its finest posters over the decades, from The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity to Vertigo and Touch of Evil. The iconic images are organized chronologically and by key noir themes, including Love on the Run, Private Eye, the Heist, and the Psycho-Killer.

Captivating in their graphic distillation of noir’s sinister beauty, the posters simmer with the same tension, paranoia, and eroticism as their movie equivalents. Along the way, we find the directorial tours de force of Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Robert Siodmak, and more, and such stars of the genre as Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, and Joan Crawford, resplendent in all their tough guy or femme fatale glory.

About the Author

Paul Duncan

Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, movie stars, and film posters.

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