Screen Archives Entertainment Screen Archives Entertainment    
   Home  Shipping Rates  Order Info  Contact Us  Links  Change Style
  search tips
   [log in]   [new customer?]  [join mailing list]
 


  
Our Price: $39.95
Bookmark and Share
Label:
Number: OVOM01671 - BOOK

TV NOIR: THE DARK GENRE ON THE SMALL SCREEN (BOOK)

Summary

The pioneering, incisive, lavishly illustrated survey of noir on television—the first of its kind

Noir—as genre, style, movement, or sensibility—has its roots in the hardboiled detective fiction of the likes of Hammett and Chandler; the works of these authors were among the wave of post-WWII Hollywood films that in 1946 were, separately, tagged “film noir” by French cineastes Nino Frank and Jean-Pierre Chartier. But film wasn’t the only medium with a taste for a dark story. Hundreds of live dramas were staged on television in the 40s and 50s—adaptations of the works of Chandler, Hammett, Cornell Woolrich, David Goodis, W.R. Burnett, Dorothy B. Hughes and other writers of teleplays featuring brooding detectives and femmes fatales, gangsters and dark deeds. Dark storytelling gained traction on the small screen, with some key differences from film, not the least of which is the continuing hero, back week after week to address a new disruption of the social order.

In TV Noir, noted film and television historian Allen Glover has written the first complete study of the subject, surveying the TV programming that evolved from the film noir heyday. Deconstructing its key elements with astute and informed analysis, from NBCs adaptation of Woolrich’s The Black Angel and the anthology programs of the 40s and 50s to the classic period with the likes of Dragnet, M Squad, and 77 Sunset Strip and the neo-noirs of the 70s and 80s including The Fugitive, Kolchak, and Harry O., Allen Glover presents the essential volume on TV noir.

About the Author

Allen Glover is a film and television historian. As a curator at the Paley Center for Media, he specialized in creating exhibitions on such cultural icons as David Bowie, Rod Serling, Robert Altman, Buster Keaton, and Lenny Bruce. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

With hundrens of color and black & white images
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Performing Arts / Television

  
Last Items Viewed:
  
Reviews and Comments: (0)
All times US Eastern   |   login to post your own review or comments.
There are no reviews or comments yet. Log in or register to post your own reviews or comments.
 YOUR CART
  Your cart is empty.
TOP WEEKLY CDS
1 REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS - 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (600 EDITION)
2 U.S. MARSHALS: THE DELUXE EDITION (3000 EDITION)
3 MORITURI / THE SABOTEUR: CODE NAME MORITURI
4 FRANZ WAXMAN: THE DOCUMENTARIES: THE MYSTERIOUS DEEP / LENIN AND TROTSKY (500 EDITION)
5 THE BIG FIX (1500 EDITION)
6 THE SWARM (2 CD / 3000 EDITION)
7 GOTCHA!
8 FAR AND AWAY (2 CD / 3500 EDITION)
9 SANTA BARBARA: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT
10 STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

TOP WEEKLY DVD/BLU-RAY TITLES
1 HOT ROCK, THE (1972)
2 THE BRAVADOS (1958)
3 BEDAZZLED (1967)
4 AUTO FOCUS (2002)
5 LONG, HOT SUMMER, THE (1958)
6 TONY ROME / LADY IN CEMENT (1967 / 1968)
7 MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY (1993)
8 GLORIA (1980)
9 TALK RADIO (1988)
10 ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS (1969)

 
© 2020 Screen Archives Entertainment  ...