This book by film noir expert Eddie Muller takes a look at the genre’s unacknowledged predecessors and lesser-known descendants, exploring obscure films that helped define classic noir style. Packed with photos and insights into these influential but overlooked movies, Dark City is an essential reference for fans of classic film noir.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for fans of classic film noir who want to explore the genre’s unacknowledged predecessors and lesser-known descendants.
- This book is a comprehensive reference guide to classic film noir
- It features numerous photographs that illustrate the points Muller is making
- The writing is engaging and well-informed
- The author could have included more films in his analysis.
- The writing is a bit dry at times.
- It might be too dense for casual film fans.
Learn more about the author
Eddie Muller is a writer and film historian who has focused on the genre of film noir for over two decades. He is the author of five books, including The Dark City Gallery and Dark City Dames. As an authority on classic noir cinema, he has taught at UCLA, guest-lectured nationwide, and served as a programming consultant to Turner Classic Movies.
“An excellent and much-needed addition to film scholarship, Dark City finally provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and offshoots of film noir. Muller’s clear passion for the topic shines through on every page, making this a must-read for anyone interested in this endlessly fascinating genre.”
“If you love film noir, this book is a must-read. Eddie Muller does an amazing job of tracing the genre’s roots and exploring its lesser-known films.”
“This book is a must-read for any fan of film noir. Muller does an excellent job tracing the origins and evolution of the genre, as well as profiling some of its lesser-known but equally influential films.”
“This book is a must read for any fan of classic film noir. Muller does an excellent job exploring the genre’s unacknowledged predecessors and lesser-known descendants.”