Spicer, A. (2002) Film noir. Longman/Pearson Education. ISBN 9780582437128
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This research monograph is based on the analysis of over 500 films. The book has been reviewed in: Sight and Sound (12/8: August 2002); Audience (May 2003), the Journal of British Cinema and Television (2/2: 2005). It has been cited in studies of film noir including: Mark Bould, Film Noir (2005); Mark Conard (ed), The Philosophy of Film Noir (2005) and in general studies of American cinema; Barry Langford, Film Genre - Hollywood and Beyond, 2005; Linda Ruth Williams, The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema, 2005. The chapter on British film noir has been drawn upon in later studies of British cinema: Geoff Mayer, Roy Ward Baker, 2005. Film Noir has sold over 3,000 copies. Spicer's research has led to conference papers - The Noir Festival, Courmayeur, Italy (December 2002), chapters in books - Mark T. Conrad (ed.), The Philosophy of Neo-Noir, 2006, and journal papers - 'British Neo-Noir and the Male Anti-Hero' Anglo Files (1238, May 2003, Denmark) and to write the prestigious Historical Dictionary of Film Noir (Scarecrow Press), for publication in 2009.