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Film Noir Production : The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film (Hardcover) (David Landau)
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Producing Film Noir: The Whodunit of the American Classic Mystery Film reveals the fascinating facts behind how the classic film noir movies were actually made. Beginning with the mystery novel base material, the studio executives and staff writers input through the assigned directors and talented contract cinematographer’s imagery, learn why both the studios and audiences loved them and why they are still popular today. Here you will find discussion of the cultural connections between film noir and its audiences within the time periods it was created, and theories as to why they became so popular, as well as often overlooked details like the talented crews who contributed more than most recognize, the actual production processes with advancements in technology and the need to create mass appeal content, which all combined allowed the filmmakers to create something so new and noteworthy. Readers will find in these pages many behind the scenes stories about the productions of certain classics and the prime players involved in their creation, from Darryl Zanuck and Raymond Chandler to John Seitz and Billy Wilder.