New PDF release: 27 Movies from the Dark Side

By Roger Ebert

ISBN-10: 1449422268

ISBN-13: 9781449422264

Occasionally there's simply not anything extra soaking up than gazing a film that actually seems at lifestyles at the darkish facet, revealing these darkish components of human nature that we discover so facinating. In Roger Ebert's selections of 27 videos from the darkish part, he bargains a assorted choice from a glance on the seamy facet of lifestyles in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods homicide long past incorrect in Blood uncomplicated. Throw in classics from Alfred Hitchcock, infamous and Strangers on a teach, and French excursions de strength, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbi and you've obtained the primer on movie noir.

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