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  • Italian Cinemaby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 5.82

    From the unbridled sensuality of the orgy scenes in silent Italian cinema, through a topless Sophia Loren in a 1950s historical epic and the image of Silvana Mangano, her skirt provocatively tucked into her underwear, in the neo-realist classic Bitter Rice, to the erotic obsessions of Fellini and the more cerebral but still passion-centred movies... more...

  • The Man Who Left Too Soonby Barry Forshaw

    John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99

    The stranger-than-fiction life story of the author of  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo    His three novels are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written, and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larrson was not able to witness their international success. Since he died in 2004 the author of the Millennium trilogy... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Crime Fictionby Barry Forshaw

    Rough Guides Ltd 2007; Not Available

    The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world?s most popular literary genre. The insider?s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You?ll investigate ... more...

  • Italian Cinemaby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2006; US$ 5.55

    Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. From a topless Sophia Loren in a 1950s historical epic and the erotic obsessions... more...

  • Death in a Cold Climateby Barry Forshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00

    Barry Forshaw, the UK's principal crime fiction expert, presents a celebration and analysis of the Scandinavian crime genre; from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Martin Beck series, through Henning Mankell's Wallander, to Stieg Larsson's demolition of the Swedish Social Democratic ideal in the publishing phenomenon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo . more...

  • British Crime Filmby Barry Forshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00

    Presenting a social history of British crime film, this book focuses on the strategies used in order to address more radical notions surrounding class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Spanning post-war crime cinema to present-day "Mockney" productions, it contextualizes the films and identifies important and neglected works. more...

  • Nordic Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.47

    Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film and TV by Britain?s leading expert on crime fiction, Barry Forshaw, is a compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre. The information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall & Wahlöö?s highly influential Martin... more...

  • Nordic Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.99

    A compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre, by a leading expert in Scandinavian crime fiction This information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films, and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell's Wallander (subject of three separate TV series)... more...

  • British Gothic Cinemaby Barry Forshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    Barry Forshaw celebrates with enthusiasm the British horror film and its fascination for macabre cinema. A definitive study of the genre, British Gothic Cinema discusses the flowering of the field, with every key film discussed from its beginnings in the 1940s through to the 21st century. more...

  • Euro Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2014;

    Euro Noir examines the astonishing success of European fiction and drama which is often edgier, grittier and more compelling than some of its British or American equivalents, and provides a highly readable guide for those wanting to look further than the obvious choices. Euro Noir provides the perfect shopping list for what to watch or read before... more...