|Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres celebrates twentieth century movie theatres and moviegoing through lush full-color fine art photographs, and personal essays that offer both scholarly and literary appeal.||"A superior collection… Megan Abbott has assembled a talented list of contributor who deliver inspired performances."
|"A fascinating chronicle...
Don't look for the scandal herefind the beating
smooth fiction digging deep into different neighborhoods
and ethnicities. The sound is pitch-perfect, too, from
the understated staccato of old lost souls to the jiving
rap of younger ones."
Distance is a hook to the liver. The dames a
pip. Dashiell Hammett is no longer sole proprietor of
noirish, and lovingly pitch-perfect in its treatment of
the world of boxing, circa 1948-49."
appeals to movie buffs, mystery fans, and psychology students
in equal measure."
it: Eddie Muller's Dark City is a righteous, rip-snorting
riff on the ultimate cinematic genrefilm noir. This
book displays a salutary knowledge of the underpinnings
of the genre; serves as a fabulous reference book; and
most importantly, dishes the real life dirt on the freaks,
geeks, commies, nymphos, hopheads, has-beens, red-baiters,
and all-purpose fiends who made this genre great."
entertaining and often insightful look at noir stars .
. . and an important addition to popular feminist and
creative visions worthy of the music that inspired them."
excellent, compelling treatment of the secret subculture
of American sin."