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ISBN:1842431196
Author: Max Decharne
ISBN13: 978-1842431191
Title: Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films
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Language: English
Category: Movies
Publisher: Oldcastle Books (September 1, 2004)
Pages: 240

Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films by Max Decharne



The book is lively and entertaining from beginning to end. As an examination of the ways in which filmmakers have transformed texts both classic and pulp into resonant crime movies, HARDBOILED HOLLYWOOD has a bite and a fervor to it that other books with blander approaches have missed.

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Hardboiled Hollywood – The Origins of the Great Crime Films, No Exit Press, 2003. Max Décharné's engaging book Vulgar Tongues is a spectacular feat, collating information from a mind-boggling range of sources - from jazz lyrics to dime novels, from 18th century brothel directories to 1960s criminal autobiographies. Lynne Truss, New Statesman. A Rocket In My Pocket – Serpent's Tail, 2010 tells you all you need to know. Andrew Weatherall, BBC 6 Music. King's Road – The Rise And Fall Of The Hippest Street In The World, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.

Behind every story there is its inspiration. Hardboiled Hollywood: The True Crime Stories Behind the Classic Noir Films" investigates the roots of many noir films that captivated the imaginations of many movie goers. Serial killers, the rampage of Bonnie and Clyde, the events within the famous Godfather series, and more, all of these noir films have their ideas founded in reality. Max Decharne tells the these true tales, making "Hardboiled Hollywood" a must for any fan of noir.

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If only the rest of the chapters were as interesting - he mostly just recites the plot of famous films. But his point is taken: Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it’s more brutal

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Hardboiled Hollywood. Only a handful of the 11 movies that Berlin-based British writer Max Décharné chronicles in Hardboiled Hollywood: The True Crime Stories Behind The Classic Noir Films are actually noir films in the classic e ’40s and ’50s melodramas involving private eyes and no-good dames. Instead, Hardboiled Hollywood is as concerned with gangster films such as Little Caesar and Get Carter as it is the post-Raymond Chandler/Philip Marlowe diaspora

The book charts the rise (and fall) of the original '50s wave of rockabillies. It will also follow the progress of the music, in clubs, on radio, TV and film, pinpointing the key record labels and important regional centres, showing how fashions eventually changed and left rockabilly high and dry, far too wild and primitive in an era of smoother sounds. Decharne traces the music to its Memphis roots.

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The Big Sleep, The Godfather, Little Caesar, LA Confidential—behind these classic films there’s a story waiting to be told, and pulp novels, bank robbers, and serial killers have all played a part in shaping crime cinema. But after Hollywood throws these elements into the blender—along with the demands of censors, backers, and the frequently rampant egos of stars and directors—the finished film often bears little resemblance to its source. Real crimes are often considered by filmmakers to be too brutal, and their perpetrators too unattractive. When Sam Peckinpah filmed The Getaway, for instance, the novel’s pessimistic ending had to be changed to suit the tastes of its glittering stars, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. Packed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, Hardboiled Hollywood delves into the origins of the greatest crime films ever, placing them in the context of their times and the studio system that produced them.