Cornell Woolrich from Pulp Noir to Film Noir

الغلاف الأمامي
McFarland, 24‏/01‏/2015 - 368 من الصفحات
Extremely popular and prolific in the 1930s and 1940s, Cornell Woolrich still has diehard fans who thrive on his densely packed descriptions and his spellbinding premises. A contemporary of Hammett and Chandler, he competed with them for notoriety in the pulps and became the single most adapted writer for films of the noir period. Perhaps the most famous film adaptation of a Woolrich story is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954). Even today, his work is still onscreen; Michael Cristofer’s Original Sin (2001) is based on one of his tales. This book offers a detailed analysis of many of Woolrich’s novels and short stories; examines films adapted from these works; and shows how Woolrich’s techniques and themes influenced the noir genre. Twenty-two stories and 30 films compose the bulk of the study, though many other additions of films noirs are also considered because of their relevance to Woolrich’s plots, themes and characters. The introduction includes a biographical sketch of Woolrich and his relationship to the noir era, and the book is illustrated with stills from Woolrich’s noir classics.
 

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.

المحتويات

The Corpse Next Door January 23 1937
25
Face Work October 1937
31
Im Dangerous Tonight November 1937
39
I Wouldnt Be in Your Shoes March 12 1938
47
All at Once No Alice March 20 1940
57
CJag October 1940
67
The Bride Wore Black 1940
78
He Looked Like Murder February 8 1941
93
Phantom Lady 1942
200
The Black Angel 1943
213
Deadline at Dawn 1944
230
The Black Path of Fear 1944
242
Night Has a Thousand Eyes 1945
261
Waltz into Darkness 1947
276
The Boy Cried Murder March 1947
303
I Married a Dead Man 1948
324

Nightmare March 1941
107
The Black Curtain 1941
130
Rear Window February 1942
143
Black Alibi 1942
175
Dormant Account May 1942
190
For the Rest of Her Life May 1968
345
Bibliography
355
Index
359
حقوق النشر

طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات

عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة

مقاطع مشهورة

الصفحة 4 - I had that trapped feeling, like some sort of a poor insect that you've put inside a downturned glass, and it tries to climb up the sides, and it can't, and it can't, and it can't."There is no more perfect description of our situation in the world as Woolrich sees it.

حول المؤلف (2015)

Thomas C. Renzi is an administrator and instructor at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.

معلومات المراجع