Collections of Essays
Below is a list of collections of critical essays and articles written about film noir and available in the UNC library system. Each book's call number is hypertext linked to its record in the UNC Libraries online catalog.
- Cameron, Ian. The Book of Film Noir.
New York: Continuum, 1993.
DAVIS and UL PN1995.9.F54 B66 1993
This well illustrated study of film noir is a collection of articles chiefly from writers and critics from Movie Magazine, which discuss the psychology, technique, and political background that influenced the genre.
- Cameron, Ian, ed. The Movie Book of Film Noir.
London: Studio Vista, 1992.
DAVIS PN1995.9.F54 M68 1992
This collection of essays by eminent British movie critics and historians examines the films, directors and themes of classic film noir from 1945 to 1955. It is illustrated with over 100 stills that capture crucial moments in the films.
- Copjec, Joan, ed. Shades of Noir: A Reader.
New York: Verso, 1993.
DAVIS PN1995.9.F54 S5 1993
This collection of academic essays examines films from the classic film noir era, as well as more recent pictures such as "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" that arguably contain elements of film noir.
- Kaplan, E. Ann, ed. Women in Film Noir.
London: British Film Institute, 1998.
DAVIS and UL PN1995.9.W6 W66 1998
This collection of academic essays looks at film noir from a feminist perspective. It includes 80 black and white photographs.
- Palmer, R. Barton, ed. Perspectives on Film Noir.
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., 1996.
DAVIS PN1995.9.F54 P47 1996
This is a collection of critical essays on classic noir films up through more recent neo-noir.
- Server, Lee, et al., eds. The Big Book of Noir.
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1998.
DAVIS and UL PN 1995.9.F54 B54 1998
This collection of essays and interviews covers classic film noir, as well as related genres such as hard-boiled fiction, comic books, and cartoons.
- Silver, Alain and James Ursini, eds. Film Noir Reader.
New York: Limelight Editions, 1996.
DAVIS PN1995.9.F54 F57 1996
This book is an anthology of 22 seminal and contemporary essays on film noir, drawing together definitive studies on the philosophy and techniques that have gone into the creation of films from the 1940s through more recent neo-noir films. It also includes many black and white photographs.
- Silver, Alain and James Ursini, eds. Film Noir Reader 2.
New York: Limelight Editions, 1999.
DAVIS PN1995.9.F54 F58 1999
This follow-up to the Film Noir Reader includes more critical essays on film noir, including several articles by American authors from the 1940s that are among the first writings on film noir in English.