Re: RARA-AVIS: Dark City

Gary Warren Niebuhr (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 08:54:46 -0800 >Recently Gary Warren Niebuhr wrote:
>"...this book [DARK CITY: THE LOST WORLD OF FILM NOIR] has every possible
>detail about every film crammed between great stills from the pictures. I
>reviewed this for MYSTERY NEWS and only saw a review copy where the stills
>were photocopied, but the real book is going
>to be great, I believe."
>This is high praise, Gary. Are you saying that the book will replace FILM
>as the standard reference?

Nope. FILM NOIR is very well organized and easy to use because of the way
it is put together. DARK CITY is akin to reading HOLLYWOOD BABYLON. It is
a narrative, so getting information from it will be dependent on how well
done the index is, which from eyeballing it, cannot nearly be as
informative as the structure used to organize FILM NOIR.

But the main differential has to be comprehensiveness, which FILM NOIR can
claim, but DARK CITY does not. DARK CITY is pure fun.

>Would appreciate other publication info.

DARK CITY: THE LOST WORLD OF FILM NOIR by Eddie Muller. Griffin Trade
Paperback, $23. To be published in 02/98. 0-312-18076-4. 10" x 8", 208
pages, 150 b&w photos, plus 8 pages of color photos.

P.I.E.S. (Private Investigator Entertainment Service)
Catalogs of new and used private eye fiction
Gary Warren Niebuhr, Owner
P. O. Box 341218
Milwaukee, WI 53224
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