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Silver, Alain 1947-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 482 publications in 5 languages and 13,333 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Catalogs  Interviews  Encyclopedias  Prison films  Bibliography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Producer, Actor, Creator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.9.F54, 791.43655
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Most widely held works about Alain Silver
 
Most widely held works by Alain Silver
The samurai film by Alain Silver( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The image of a lone hero, marked by a violent past and bound by honor, has exerted an endless fascination on film audiences the world over, but nowhere more than in Japan, where Samurai films have gained legions of passionate followers." "Alain Silver deconstructs the key aspects of this vital fim genre, from its focus on violence and death as a means of understanding life and the significance of swords and weaponry to key elements and motifs such as hara-kiri, rebellion, and nostalgia for Japan's feudal past. With comprehensive filmographies of the major directors and films, a survey of the history and myths of the Samurai, a glossary of Japanese terms, and extensively illustrated with more than two hundred photos, this revised and expanded edition of The Samurai Film is the ultimate resource for one of world cinema's most influential and compelling genres."--Jacket
Murder, my sweet by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

2 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down-on-his-luck private detective searches for an ex-convict's missing girlfriend and finds himself in a dark world of mayhem and murder
The noir style by Alain Silver( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Replete with sinister and scintillating photos, this book handsomely and uniquely illustrates the graphic impact of film noir in images that practically speak for themselves. Cover hard-boiled detectives, tough dames, mean streets, and seedy gangsters that populated movie classics like The Maltese Falcon (1940), Double Indemnity (1944), The Naked City (1948), and Touch of Evil (1958). It is arranged under such classifications as "Dark Mirror," "Night and the City," "Deadly Is the Female," and "Neo-Noir"-
Film noir : an encyclopedic reference to the American style( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film noir : an encyclopedic reference to the American style by Alain Silver( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film noir : the encyclopedia( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of the characters, themes, and motifs featured in film noir, including contemporary contributions to the genre
Brute force by Jules Dassin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains"--Container
David Lean and his films by Alain Silver( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampire film : from Nosferatu to Bram Stoker's Dracula by Alain Silver( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on [recent films] from the United States and abroad that found inspiration in the vampire theme ..., the authors consider and analyze each picture in detail: its style and approach, plot, acting, cinematography, set design, special effects--and finally its quality of achievement"--Page 4 of cover
Thieves' highway by Jules Dassin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vividly depicts the perilous world of 'long-haul boys', who drive by night to bring their goods to the markets of America's cities. Ex-G.I. Nick Garcos [is] a tyro trucker bent on satisfaction from the man responsible for crippling his father, ruthless market operator Mike Figlia. But when Figlia gets wise to his plan, Nick finds himself in a web of treachery and heartbreak."--Container
Film noir by Alain Silver( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter (lovers plan murder, corrupt police, doomed love, psychological noir, and more), this illustrated handbook provides access to the film noir genre for amateurs and aficionados alike
The film director's team by Elizabeth Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film noir reader 3 : interviews with filmmakers of the classic noir period by Robert Porfirio( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third in the Film Noir series. Directors, producers and actors of film noir tell how it is done. Many film stills are included
Robert Aldrich : a guide to references and resources by Alain Silver( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles by Raymond Chandler( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the works of Raymond Chandler juxtaposed to photographs of Los Angeles
 
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Film noir : an encyclopedic reference to the American style
Alternative Names
Silver, A.

실버, 알랜

シルヴァー, アラン

Languages
English (188)

German (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The noir styleFilm noir : an encyclopedic reference to the American styleFilm noir : the encyclopediaDavid Lean and his filmsThieves' highwayFilm noirThe film director's teamFilm noir reader 3 : interviews with filmmakers of the classic noir periodRaymond Chandler's Los Angeles