'Classic Period' Recommendations by 'Film Noir: The Encyclopedia' (editors: Alain Silver, Elizabeth Ward, James Ursini and Robert Porfirio; 4th edition, 2010)

Though I adore many aspects and eras of cinema, I prefer film from the 1920's-1960's, and particularly works of 'film noir'. I try and find a multitude of books about film and learn everything I can about it; cinema and music are by far my two favourite hobbies--they're as much symbolic of 'life' for me as air, water and food...

A fine reference I've found on 'film noir' has been this fourth edition of 'Film Noir: An Encyclopedia' from 2010 by the publishers Overlook Duckworth. I wholeheartedly recommend it--and I can't wait for its 5th edition.

Sincerely,
William Wood Windsor, Ontario, Canada October, 2017

  • Abandoned
  • The Accused
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Act of Violence
  • Affair in Havana
  • Affair in Trinidad
  • Among the Living
  • Angel Face
  • Apology for Murder
  • Appointment with Danger
  • Armored Car Robbery
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Backfire
  • Backlash
  • The Beat Generation
  • Behind Locked Doors
  • Berlin Express
  • Between Midnight and Dawn
  • Beware, My Lovely
  • Bewitched
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Beyond the Forest
  • The Big Clock
  • The Big Combo
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  • The Big Steal
  • The Bigamist
  • Black Angel
  • Blackmail
  • Blast of Silence
  • Blind Spot
  • Blonde Ice
  • Blood on the Moon
  • The Blue Dahlia
  • The Blue Gardenia
  • Bluebeard
  • Body and Soul
  • Bodyguard
  • Boomerang!
  • Border Incident
  • Born to Kill
  • The Brasher Doubloon
  • The Breaking Point
  • The Bribe
  • The Brothers Rico
  • Brute Force
  • The Burglar
  • Caged
  • Calcutta
  • Call Northside 777
  • Calling Dr. Death
  • Canon City
  • Cape Fear
  • The Captive City
  • Caught
  • Cause for Alarm
  • Champion
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  • Chicago Deadline
  • Christmas Holiday
  • City for Conquest
  • City of Fear
  • City That Never Sleeps
  • Clash by Night
  • The Clay Pigeon
  • Conflict
  • Convicted
  • Cornered
  • Crack-Up
  • Crime of Passion
  • Crime Wave
  • The Crimson Kimono
  • Criss Cross
  • The Crooked Way
  • Crossfire
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  • A Cry in the Night
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  • Cry Vengeance
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  • The Damned Don't Cry
  • Danger Signal
  • Dangerous Passage
  • Dark City
  • The Dark Corner
  • The Dark Mirror
  • Dark Passage
  • The Dark Past
  • Dark Waters
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Deadline at Dawn
  • Decoy
  • Desperate
  • The Desperate Hours
  • Destination Murder