This publication opens with a note by Martin Scorsese: “Dassin managed to combine the traditional narrative of Hollywood films with the visual style of the European cinema. His motives- the desperation and the corruption of post-war society, the psychological turmoil of his characters, the rage and the barbarism of a hostile environment- place his films in the battle between good and evil. His documentary-like style, the use of natural spaces and his obsession with urban landscapes, influenced tremendously a great number of filmmakers. Texts reviewing his work by important Greek film critics (Giannis Bakogiannopoulos, Yorgos Bramos, Achilleas Kyriakidis, Tasos Goudelis, Nikos Kolovos), a discussion with Michel Demopoulos and Achilleas Kyriakidis and a detailed filmography of the American-Greek Jules Dassin conclude this publication.
The book was published in 1993 and was republished (with a new cover) in 2000.