Covering territory fromÃÂ Rififi to Run Lola Run to Spiral, a guide toÃÂ the edgy, gritty best of European noir fiction, films, and television
The invasion of foreign crime fiction, films, and TVÃ¢ÂÂand not just the Scandinavian varietyÃ¢ÂÂhas opened up incredible new options for crime fiction lovers, but the sheer volume of new European writers and filmsÃÂ can daunting. This bookÃÂ provides a highly readable guide for those wanting to look further than the obvious choices as well as a perfect shopping list for what to watch or read before that trip to Paris, Rome, or Berlin.ÃÂ Euro Noir presents a roadmap to the territory and is the perfect travel guide to the genre. From Italy,ÃÂ the guideÃÂ discusses such influential authors as Andrea Camilleri and Leonardo Sciascia; Mafia crime dramas Romanzo Criminale and Gomorrah;ÃÂ and of the gruesome Gialli crime films. From France and Belgium,ÃÂ it coversÃÂ important writers from Maigret's creator Georges Simenon to today's Fred Vargas; cult television programs Braquo and Spiral; and films from the classic heist movie Rififi to modern greats such as Hidden, Mesrine, and Tell No One. German and Austrian greats include Jakob Arjouni and Jan Costin Wagner, and suchÃÂ crime filmsÃÂ as Run Lola Run and The Lives of Others.ÃÂ TheÃÂ best crime writing and filmmaking from Spain, Portugal, Greece, Holland, and other European countries are also covered.
About: Covering territory fromÂ Rififi to Run Lola Run to Spiral, a guide toÂ the edgy, gritty best of European noir fiction, films, and televisionThe invasion of foreign crime fiction, films, and TVâand not just the Scandinavian varietyâhas opened up incredible new options for crime fiction lovers, but the sheer volume of new European writers and filmsÂ can daunting.
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