Into the shadows. Noir in the spotlight. Enter a world populated by private eyes gangsters psychopaths and femme fatales where deception lust and betrayal run rampant…If your heart rate just increased a bit you’ll covet this book – the first film-by-film photography book on film noir and neo-noir. Beginning with silent German and French films that were early influences on the genre the book continues right up to the present day with the film Drive . Entries include posters tons of rare stills cast/crew details quotes from the films and from critics and analyses of the films. Film director film noir scholar and Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader provides the introduction to this feast of noir worship.