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Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

Great Lines from Classic Noir Films

By Peggy Thompson,and Saeko Usukawa,Introduction by Lee Server

The boss chewed you out? Try this: I've met a lot of hard-boiled eggs in my time, but you -- you're twenty minutes (Jan Sterling in The Big Carnival). How about something for that special moment? I felt pretty good -- like an amputated leg (Dick Powell in Murder, My Sweet). In the cult, crime, and noir films of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, everyone was supremely eloquent. Now contemporary fans of these classics can be equally clever with this inspired collection of over 300 lines from nearly 150 of the greatest noir movies ever produced. With full-color reproductions of publicity photos, promotional posters, and film stills, Hard-Boiled is a glamorous look back at the golden era of film noir.

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Size: 8 x 8-3/4 in;
Pages: 132 pp;
71 Full-Color and B/W Illustrations
Format: Hardcover
Publication: February 1996
ISBN: 9780811808552
ISBN10: 811808556
Peggy Thompson is an award-winning screenwriter who writes for film, television, radio, and theater.

Saeko Usukawa is a book editor as well as a published author and poet.

Lee Server is the author of Danger Is My Business and Over My Dead Body, both published by Chronicle Books.