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Barry Forshaw - Author

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Barry Forshaw is a writer and journalist specialising in crime fiction and cinema. His books include The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Life and Works of Stieg Larsson (2010), British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia (2008), The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (2007), Italian Cinema: Arthouse to Exploitation (2006) and the forthcoming British Crime Film (2012), and he has contributed to the Directory of World Cinema. He has also written for a variety of national newspapers as well as for Movie Mail, Waterstone's Books Quarterly and Good Book Guide and is editor of the online Crime Time magazine. He is also a talking head for the ITV Crime Thriller author profiles and BBC TV documentaries, and has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers' Association.

 

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Crime Time 38

Crime Time 38

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Historical Noir

Historical Noir

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

American Noir The Pocket Essential Guide to US Crime Fiction, Film & TV

American Noir The Pocket Essential Guide to US Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2017

Italian Cinema Arthouse to Exploitation

Italian Cinema Arthouse to Exploitation

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Brit Noir The Pocket Essential Guide to British Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Brit Noir The Pocket Essential Guide to British Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Crime Uncovered: Detective

Crime Uncovered: Detective

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2015

For most of the twentieth century, the private eye dominated crime fiction and film, a lone figure fighting for justice, often in opposition to the official representatives of law and order. More recently, however, the police have begun to take center stage as exemplified by the runaway success of TV police procedurals like Law and Order. In Crime Uncovered: Detective, Barry Forshaw offers an exploration of some of the most influential and popular fictional police detectives in the history of the genre. Taking readers into the worlds of such beloved authors as P. D. James, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesb o, Ian Rankin, and Hakan Nesser, this book zeroes in on the characteristics that define the iconic characters they created, discussing how they relate to their national and social settings, questions of class, and to the criminals they relentlessly pursue. Showing how the role of the authority figure has changed and how each of these writers creates characters who work both within and against the strictures of official investigations the book shows how creators cleverly subvert expectations of both police procedure and the crime genre itself. Written by a leading expert in the field and drawn from interviews with the featured authors, Crime Uncovered: Detective will thrill the countless fans of Inspector Rebus, Harry Hole, Adam Dalgliesh, and the other enduring police detectives who define the genre.

Sex and Film The Erotic in British, American and World Cinema

Sex and Film The Erotic in British, American and World Cinema

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2015

Sex and Film is a frank, comprehensive analysis of the cinema's love affair with the erotic. Forshaw's lively study moves from the sexual abandon of the 1930s to filmmakers' circumvention of censorship, the demolition of taboos by arthouse directors and pornographic films, and an examination of how explicit imagery invaded modern mainstream cinema.

Sex and Film The Erotic in British, American and World Cinema

Sex and Film The Erotic in British, American and World Cinema

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2015

Sex and Film is a frank, comprehensive analysis of the cinema's love affair with the erotic. Forshaw's lively study moves from the sexual abandon of the 1930s to filmmakers' circumvention of censorship, the demolition of taboos by arthouse directors and pornographic films, and an examination of how explicit imagery invaded modern mainstream cinema.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2014

The War of the Worlds was one of a handful of high-prestige science fiction productions in a low-budget era, and initiated modern cinema's reliance on screen-filling special effects. Barry Forshaw analyses and celebrates this key science fiction film of the 1950s, exploring its literary origins and numerous film progeny.

Euro Noir The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Euro Noir The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2014

British Gothic Cinema

British Gothic Cinema

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2013

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.

British Gothic Cinema

British Gothic Cinema

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2013

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.

Nordic Noir

Nordic Noir

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2013

British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order

British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2012

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.

British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order

British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2012

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.

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