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Encyclopedia > Alain Silver

Alain Silver is a US film producer, music producer, film reviewer, film historian, and writer on film topics, especially film noir and horror films. United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ...




Silver graduated from UCLA with degrees in film studies. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...

Film Production

Silver began his production career working as assistant director on movies such as Every Which Way But Loose, The Manitou, and The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training and on television series such as Laverne And Shirley and Mork and Mindy. In 1981, Silver began working at the level of production manager and associate producer. Since 1987, Silver has been executive or supervising producer on a number of movies. Silver has also produced nine independent features, two documentaries, music videos, and segments for the TV reality series America’s Most Wanted and I, Survived. Every Which Way But Loose is a 1978 U.S. motion picture, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. ... The Bad News Bears is a 1976 film directed by Michael Ritchie. ... Mork & Mindy was a sci-fi-based American sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on the American Broadcasting Company. ...

Silver has given lectures on production and moderated panels for Directors Guild of America meetings and other forums. He has also produced a number of soundtrack albums for Citadel Records and Bay Cities Music. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Writers Guild of America, West. DGA Headquarters in Hollywood, California Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) is a labor union representing writers of television and film and employees of television and radio news. ...


Silver has written and edited over twenty books including L.A. Noir; Film Noir (for Taschen); The Noir Style; Film Noir Readers 1, 2. 3and 4; The Film Director's Team; Film Budgeting; The Vampire Film; Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles; The Samurai Film; Horror Film Reader; Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference; David Lean and his Films; What Ever Happened to Robert Aldrich; More Things than Are Dreamt Of; and Roger Corman: Metaphysics on a Shoestring. Silver also reviews films and writes film articles on topics such as Raymond Chandler, Philip Marlowe, film noir, and vampire films. He has provided commentary on DVD versions of a films, as part of the "extra" features often included with DVD releases of movies. Raymond Chandler Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an author of crime stories and novels. ... Ed Bishop had the title role in BBC Radios The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... ==Vampires have been a film staple since the silent days. ...

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