Tv noir:the twentieth century

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Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I have a special softcover edition of this book. He covers the early days of TV in the late 40's on up to shows like The X-Files in the 's, all in the flavor of Noir.

TV Noir: The Twentieth Century

It's a nice read about an era when Television was still developing and when it was still good. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. A lot has been written about film noir, but very little about television noir. The Twentieth Century" Ray Starman rectifies this oversight.

TV Noir: The 20th Century

The book provides a very good chronological analysis of noir TV series from through the 's. The book provides a gold mine of rediscovery for some and a mine of new discoveries for others. One person found this helpful. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

The book is a huge disappointment on just about every level, from the actual printing itself to the thin, badly edited, content. The photographs look like reproductions of xeroxes. The copyediting and proofreading are atrocious missing and inconsistent punctuation, show titles with and without quotation marks, etc. It does not look or read like a professionally published work. But all of that would be tolerable if the content was worthwhile. There are some compelling ideas here, but you have to slog through some truly awkward, rambling sentences to get to them.

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The book is about noir, but he uses the word so much, I often wondered if his goal was to stick it in as many times in as many sentences as he possibly could. He also spends way too much time sharing with us his own, internal debates about whether shows deserved to be included in his book or not. For instance, in the midst of discussing "Harry O," he starts rambling Two worthy programs I have not included in my analysis because their humor prevented them from noir status.

A tough decision, but Garner's often-folksy humor and Glaser and Soul's comedy team antics were just too light for noir justifications. But more importantly, what the heck does any of that have to do with "Harry O? I love books about TV, particularly those that focus on cop shows. But this book is a mess. Seems to be the first book to apply film noir concepts to classic tv series dramas in chronological order. Distinguishes two types of noir, "existential" and "hard" and lists 6 historical ages of television noir.

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Photos, ironic captions, serious yet has a touch of humor and nostalgia. One person found this helpful.

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Having grown up in the 's and 's I recall our family getting our first Television in the Spring of I was nine years old. Our family soon became glued to the set right after dinner It became our major medium for family entertainment.


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With the davent of Cable Television channels, the beloved "re-runs". I was blessed and privileged to become his friend and confidant over the last fifteen years of his life. Starman covers all the genres of TV NOIR and he does so in minute detail giving his Readers a taste of his skills and talents in his research of the Television industry. My personal opinion of television today is that rather than getting better, the quality has declined. A great reference piece for those who remember watching black-and-white or glowing green TV screens.

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