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James Ursini (born May 10, 1947) is an American writer living in Los Angeles, and an educator. He received his master's degree in Theater Arts and a Doctorate in Film in 1975 from UCLA. He was born on May 10, 1947, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
|Born||May 10, 1947|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
|Genre||Documentaries on Film noir|
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, and Roger Corman and numerous DVD commentaries for Warner Bros., 20th Century-Fox, and the Criterion Collection. He has also produced several features and short documentaries as well as appearing in documentaries on film noir.
- Boomerang, with film historian Alain Silver
- Brute Force, with Alain Silver
- Call Northside 777, with Alain Silver
- Crossfire, with Alain Silver, plus audio interview excerpts of director Edward Dmytryk
- The Dark Corner, with Alain Silver
- Dark Victory, with CNN film critic Paul Clinton
- Hobson's Choice, with Alain Silver
- House of Bamboo, with Alain Silver
- Invisible Stripes, with Alain Silver
- Kiss of Death, with Alain Silver
- Lady in the Lake, with Alain Silver
- Nightmare Alley, with Alain Silver
- Out of the Past
- Panic in the Streets, with Alain Silver
- The River's Edge, with Alain Silver
- Smart Money, with Alain Silver
- The Street with No Name, with Alain Silver
- Where Danger Lives, with Alain Silver
- Ursini, James (1973). The Famous Life & Times of Preston Sturges: An American Dreamer (mass market paperback ed.). New York: Curtis Books.
- Ursini, James. "James Ursini – IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved January 15, 2013.