BIBLIOGRAPHY

This Bibliography is a listing of books written or edited by Alain Silver.  Links keyed to the book covers are, where available, more detailed page or for use in ordering the book (either directly from the publishers or from Amazon on-line). Links to Articles in Internet Magazines & Sites.  For full Library of Congress Online Catalog GO HERE.  For titles which are "Out of Stock" from Amazon use Bookfinder.com or Bibliofind.

Recently Published

Film Noir Compendium Film Noir Compendium: Key Selections from the Film Noir Reader series (Fall, 2016) CLICK HERE or on the COVER to ORDER



Film Light and Shadow, a new anthology of essays about noir visual style. Published February, 2017.
CLICK ON COVER TO ORDER: Film Noir Light and Shadow


In Progress

Film Noir Prototypes Film Noir Prototypes: a new anthology of essays about noir precursors. (Fall, 2016) 









Movies Without Baggage: How to Make an Ultra-Low Budget Feature Film. CLICK ON THE COVER to PRE-ORDERMovies without Baggage

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American Neo-Noir: the Movie Never Ends, A Survey of the Noir Cycle's successor genre 1967 to be published by Applause in Spring 2015.
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American Neo-Noir


Film Noir Jigsaw The Film Noir Jigsaw: A Critical History of Writing about the Classic Period. A revised and expanded [from the 3rd edition of Film Noir An Encyclopedia Reference] survey of writing about film noir from 1945 to present.
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The Zombie Film The Zombie Film: from White Zombie to World War Z (Spring, 2014)  CLICK HERE or on the COVER to ORDER

Film Noir Graphics Film Noir Graphics: Where Danger Lives, an oversized, full-color survey of the style of posters that were used in the classic period of film noir. Published September, 2012. CLICK ON COVER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Film Noir the Directors Film Noir The Directors March, 2012 by Limelight Editions, this is a survey of almost 30 the more prominent directors of the classic period of Film Noir, with over 500 illustrations many of which are keyed to comments on noir visual style. CLICK HERE or on the COVER to ORDER (Amazon displays only book's Front Cover)

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Filmmaker/Writer Studies

James Wong Howe James Wong Howe The Camera Eye Just published by Pendragon Books, this is an extensively annotated and profusely illustrated adaptation of a career interview with over 500 images, many of which are keyed to Howe's methods and shooting style, and a complete filmography of his work. CLICK on the COVER for more details Ordering information.


DavId LeanDavid Lean and His Films, First Edition published by Leslie Frewin Ltd. in 1974. Second Edition published by Silman-James in 1992. With a Preface by Robert Wise.

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"This is the kind of book every legendary director deserves and few of them ever receive: a carefully observed, clearly written, critically alert analysis of his body of work. This is film scholarship at the highest level, and a book that is in every sense worthy of its great subject." Richard Schickel

[For a link to a career article on Lean, CLICK HERE or scroll down to the end of the page]

Robert Aldrich

What Ever Happened to Robert Aldrich?, published by Limelight Editions in 1995. A biography and critical study of the producer/director of films as diverse asKiss Me Deadly and The Dirty Dozen. CLICK HERE for links to a Kiss Me Deadly articles on-line or to go to a Career Article on Aldrich at Senses of Cinema.   Get the book now from Amazon



Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles.         [USE THIS LINK TO VIEW PHOTOS AND TEXT EXCERPTS]

First published by the Overlook Press in 1987 and reissued in 1998. [Click on Cover for Amazon or Get it now from Amazon

Roger Corman
Roger Corman: Metaphysics on a Shoestring by Silman/James (March, 2005). A critical study of the most prolific producer/director in motion picture history from Day the World Ended to Frankenstein Unbound with everything in between. [Click on title or cover for Amazon]



Genre Studies 


The Vampire Film, First Edition published by A.S. Barnes in 1974. Second & Third editions published by Limelight Editions in 1993 & 1997. SECOND PRINTING (September 20, 2011): The Completely Updated and Redesigned 4th Edition, "From Nosferatu to True Blood," [Click on covers for more details.] 

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LA NoirL.A. Noir: the city as character, published by the Santa Monica Press (October, 2005). A Southern California Booksellers Association nominee for best 2006 non-fiction. [ CLICK HERE or on the cover for more information or order it from Amazon


Film NoirFilm Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style, First Edition published by The Overlook Press in 1979. Third Edition published in 1993 including an extensive essay on Neo-Noir.

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Film NoirFilm Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style, 4th Edition, is now known as Film Noir the Encyclopedia Published by Overlook Press in May 2010. Click On Cover for MORE INFO OR

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"A top flight piece of work" Walter Hill

"It's what you always want in a film reference book, but rarely find: comprehensive, intelligently organized, voluminously illustrated, and possessed of its own distinctive voice." Lawrence Kasdan


Film Noir Reader Series 

Film Noir ReaderFilm Noir Reader, published by Limelight Editions in 1996, this book is the definitive collection of the development of critical thinking about film noir. [CLICK HERE or on the Cover for the index page, excerpts, and ordering information (from Amazon and Limelight).]

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Film Noir Reader 2Film Noir Reader 2, from Limelight Editions, this companion volume includes more hard-to-find seminal essays and distinguished articles on the classic period of noir. Click Cover for information or CLICK HERE to order from Amazon Amazon Books
Film Noir Reader 3

PUBLISHED IN WINTER, 2002 - Film Noir Reader 3, from Limelight Editions, contains 18 never-before-published interviews and commentaries with filmmakers from the classic period of noir. Click Cover for information or CLICK HERE to Order from Amazon Amazon Books Film Noir Reader 3

PUBLISHED IN FALL, 2004 - Film Noir Reader 4, from Limelight Editions, containing 21 new case studies and essays on noir. Click Cover for information or get the book now from Amazon


The Noir Style The Noir Style, an oversized volume (12 by 12 inches) published by the Overlook Press, this is the first book-length study of the visual style of film noir featuring over 150 high quality, duotone illustrations. Click Cover for information or CLICK HERE to order from Amazon either hardcover or paperback Amazon Prime with a 30% discount.


Film Noir from Taschen Books Film Noir Get it from Amazon OR --> now in hardcover with a new Cover.

The Samurai Film, First Edition (left) published by A.S. Barnes in 1977. Second Edition (right) published by The Overlook Press in 1983.

Samurai Film 1Samurai Film 3Samurai Film 2
A completely revised and updated Third Edition was published in hardcover November, 2005
and paper Novmber, 2006.
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More Things
More Things Than Are Dreamt Of
,
published by Limelight Editions in 1995, this is a companion volume to The Vampire Film, which examines classic of supernatural literature and film from Mary Shelley to Stephen King. With a Preface by William Peter Blatty. [CLICK HERE or on the Cover for an excerpt and ordering information (from Amazon and Limelight).] or get the book now from Amazon



Horror Film ReaderHorror Film Reader, from Limelight Editions, this volume includes nine seminal essays from 1952 to 1975 on the horror genre and a dozen newer pieces by distinguished critics noir. Click Cover for information or Order from

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Film Production


Film Director's TeamThe Film Director's Team, First Edition published by Simon & Schuster in 1983. Second Edition published by Silman-James in 1992. An introduction to Production Management and Assistant Directing including numerous sample schedules and actual budgets.

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Film Budgeting
Film Budgeting, An introduction to Production Budgeting published by Lone Eagle.

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Essays

In the Taschen Icon Series:
  McQueen     Hepburn      Sinatra     and      Connery

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"The Hummer as Brute Image" in and in
an analysis of Ride the Pink Horse

An article on "Crime and Mass Media"



Links to Internet Journals & Essays
[Scroll down for most recent]

The explanation of the original ending of Kiss Me Deadly.


Nanook of the North, an article on early ethnography in Oneworld Magazine

A survey of the films of genre director Mario Bava, updated from the original Photon Magazine article and featuring several animated GIFs.

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An essay on Samurai Spy for the Criterion Collection DVD release.

An Interview with André de Toth from Film Noir Reader 3

       The Samurai in Fiction at


 The complete revised version of the Film Comment article "Kiss Me Deadly: Evidence of a Style" with over 50 frame enlargments (not recommended for slow browsers or line speeds).



A career article on David Lean for Senses of Cinema's "Great Directors" series

An Excerpt from The Samurai Film, 3rd Edition


Noir of the Week An Excerpt from
Film Noir: the Encyclopedia about After Dark, My Sweet


Lee Marvin Notes on Emperor of the North Pole


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