Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light

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Arts Documentary with no narration published by Warner in 2006 - English language

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Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men - all caught in the wicked web of a twisted fate. Film noir is a hardluck loner, a slumming angel, a look that can kill. It is a mood and menace, small budgets and a big imagination. It is bleak, unsparing, a slap across the breezer, take it and like it. It is a parade of trenchcoated PIs, tough cookies, schemers, weasels and moneymen. And it has a single star. "The star of film noir is fate," explains Carol Littleton (editor of Body Heat). "It just doesn't get a screen credit." Clips from noir classics and little-known gems, plus interviews with modern noir aficionados like directors Christopher Nolan and Frank Miller, writers James Ellroy and Brian Helgeland and others shape this multifaceted exploration of the movie style that grew out of the hard realities of post-World War II life. What is the difference between crime stories and noir? What was the first film noir movie? The answers are intriguing. And noir to the core. Take it and like it. Bringing Darkness to Light is the definitive Film Noir documentary, exploring the roots of the genre, its expressions and meanings, and its influence on world cinema. Lavishly illustrated with clips from great Noir classics, the film explores the genre through interviews with filmmakers, actors, and writers such as Sydney Pollack, Paul Schrader, Christopher Nolan, Michael Madsen, Gordon Willis, William Goldman and James Ellroy. Produced and Directed by Gary Leva ; Leva Filmworks, Inc. Production for Turner Entertainment Co. / Warner Bros. Entertainment Company -- Part #2 is Special Features, 5 Vintage "Crime Does Not Pay" MGM anthology crime film series of shorts that ran from 1935-1947: Oscar Nominee "Forbidden Passage", dir. Fred Zinnemann (1941), "A Gun in His Hand", dir. Joseph Losey (1945), Oscar Nominee "The Luckiest Guy in the World", dir. Joseph M. Newman (1947), "Women in Hiding", dir. Joseph M. Newman (1940), "You the People", dir. Roy Rowland (1940). --

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 2 218 Kbps
Video Resolution: 720x540
Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 1 h 7 min - 1 h 43 min
Number Of Parts: 2
Part Size: 1.14 GB - 1.70 GB
Source: DVD (Thanks to JBinUp@a.b.boneless)
Encoded by: DocFreak08

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