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 Release Date: 29/06/2018

Historical Noir

Historical Noir

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

Italian Cinema Arthouse to Exploitation

Italian Cinema Arthouse to Exploitation

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

Crime Uncovered: Detective

Crime Uncovered: Detective

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

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 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 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.

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.

British Gothic Cinema

British Gothic Cinema

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

British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order

British Crime Film Subverting the Social Order

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback 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: 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.

Death in a Cold Climate A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Death in a Cold Climate A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2012

Barry Forshaw, the UK's principal crime fiction expert, presents a celebration and analysis of the Scandinavian crime genre, from Sjoewall and Wahloeoe'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 .

The Man Who Left Too Soon - the Life and Works of Stieg Larsson

The Man Who Left Too Soon - the Life and Works of Stieg Larsson

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2011

His best-selling books are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larsson was not there to witness any of their international success. That his fame is entirely posthumous demonstrates the dizzying speed with which his star has risen. However, when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it becomes clear that Larsson's life would have been remembered as extraordinary even if his Millennium Trilogy had never been published. Larsson was a workacholic: a keen politcal activist, photographer, graphic desinger, a respected journalist and editor of numerous science fiction magazines...and at night, to relax after work, he wrote thrillers. As the world now knows, he had completed his third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by the time of his death at just 50 years of age.

Stieg Larsson - the Man Who Left Too Soon The Biography

Stieg Larsson - the Man Who Left Too Soon The Biography

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2010

His best-selling books are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larsson was not there to witness any of their international success. That he died in 2004 and his fame as an author is entirely posthumous demonstrates the dizzying speed with which his star has risen. But when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it is clear that his life would be remembered as truly extraordinary, even if his Millennium trilogy had never been published. Larsson was a workaholic: a keen political activist, photographer, graphic designer, a respected journalist and editor of numerous science fiction magazines...and at night, to relax after work, he wrote crime novels. As the world now knows, by the time of his death at just 50 years of age he had completed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the third book featuring his hypnotic character, Lisbeth Salander. But his relentless personality and political convictions did not make his life easy. He famously reported about some dangerous neo-Nazi organisations in Sweden, which led to numerous death threats. In fact, since his death, officially caused by a massive heart attack, there had been much speculation that his enemies had a hand in his premature demise. This difficult man, brilliant and multifaceted, here receives a penetrating biography - and celebration of his remarkable life and books - from top crime fiction journalist Barry Forshaw.

Crime Time 37

Crime Time 37

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2004

Crime Time 34

Crime Time 34

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2003

The Crime Time 28

The Crime Time 28

Author: Barry Forshaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2002

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