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Pulp fiction

by:Tarantino, Quentin

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Editions:439  Date:1993 - 2020  Rating:Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality; bonus material not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Film noir, Film noir



by:Polanski, Roman

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.

Editions:332  Date:1974 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Detective and mystery films, Detective and mystery films, Film noir


Double Indemnity

by:Wilder, Billy

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container.

Editions:180  Date:1944 - 2018  Rating:Not rated by the MPAA.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Drama, Film noir, Film adaptations


The big sleep

by:Hawks, Howard

L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and wears out his gumshoes trailing murderers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. Lauren Bacall joins Bogart under Howard Hawks' brisk and atmospheric direction of ace adaptations of Raymond Chandler's novel.

Editions:187  Date:1939 - 2020  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Detective and mystery films, Detective and mystery films, Drama, Film noir


Strangers on a Train

by:Hitchcock, Alfred, (1899-1980)

Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train.

Editions:181  Date:1951 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: PG ; Bonus features not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Detective and mystery films, Film adaptations, Film noir


Touch of evil

by:Welles, Orson

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history.

Editions:181  Date:1958 - 2018  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Film noir, Film adaptations, Film adaptations


Sunset Blvd

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie.

Editions:30  Date:1950 - 2012  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film noir, Feature films, Fiction films


Dog day afternoon

by:Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011

The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day.

Editions:149  Date:1919 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; bonus material not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Film noir


In a lonely street : film noir, genre, masculinity

by:Krutnik, Frank, 1956-

Discussing the diversity and cultural significance of Film Noir, Krutnik examines films such as The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity and analyses the `tough' thriller in terms of its role in reaffirming a disrupted masculine order.

Editions:41  Date:1991 - 2010  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Film noir, Film noir


Key Largo

by:Huston, John, 1906-1987

A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint.

Editions:124  Date:1944 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Gangster films, Gangster films, Drama


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