Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Update 9/21/20: Due to COVID's impact on the publishing industry, the launch of Film Noir Style has been delayed until January 2021.

It is now about a month away from the September 29 launch of my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s! The first review is in and it's a big one. Publishers Weekly is the "bible of the book industry" and informs librarians, book sellers, consumer media, agents, and other industry stakeholders around the world what books are new and notable. A good review from them, particularly with non-fiction work, is really an achievement and I'm thrilled to announce they loved Film Noir Style. You can read their review on the Publishers Weekly site or below.

And as if that wasn't good enough, the reviewer actually sought me out and emailed to expand upon the official review, starting with "I wanted to share with you how truly impressed I was with the book! It is a fine example of how culturally relevant film has been - and continues to be - and why it is important to study all aspects of film, not just the stars and directors."

Of course Film Noir Style focuses on the contributions of the costume designers, but also celebrates the cinematographers, screenwriters, and other artists who were involved in the production of the 20 influential films featured in the book. Considering that it's the goal of any film historian to inspire people to watch these movies and understand their importance, I could not be more pleased or proud by the review.

The official launch date of Film Noir Style may be September 29, but you can pre-order the book on Amazon now!


Silver Screenings said...

OK, this is a shameless ask, and if you say No, I completely understand.

I would love to review this book on my blog. You likely have dozens of bloggers lined up to review it, but if there's room for one more, I'd be thrilled to join in.

Kimberly Truhler said...

Not a shameless ask at all, Ruth! I just sent you a private message to discuss. I so appreciate your interest in the book!

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