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James Ursini is a teacher and writer living in Los Angeles. He received his Master's Degree in Theater Arts and a Doctorate in Film in 1975 from UCLA. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

He has written and/or edited over a dozen books--most with Alain Silver and two with Dominique Mainon (The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen and Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies). He is noted for his work on film noir with Alain Silver (The Noir Style, The Film Noir Reader series, Film Noir, LA Noir, etc.) He has also done director studies on David Lean, Robert Aldrich, Preston Sturges,[1] and Roger Corman and numerous DVD commentaries for Warner Bros. and 20th Century-Fox on titles such as Out of the Past, Kiss of Death, Where Danger Lives, Brute Force, The Dark Corner, Dark Victory,[1] Panic in the Streets, Call Northside 777, Nightmare Alley, etc. He has also produced several features and short documentaries as well as appearing in documentaries on film noir.

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  1. ^ a b c Ursini, James (1973). The Famous Life & Times of Preston Sturges: An American Dreamer (mass market paperback ed.). New York: Curtis Books.  


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