Gangsters and G-Men on Screen: Crime Cinema Then and Now

Gangsters and G-Men on Screen: Crime Cinema Then and Now

Gene D. Phillips


While the gangster movie can have loved its heyday within the Nineteen Thirties and ’40s, it has remained a film staple for nearly so long as cinema has existed. From the early movies of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Edward G. Robinson to fashionable models like Bugsy, Public Enemies, and Gangster Squad, such motion pictures trap the brutality of mobs and their leaders.

In Gangsters and G-Men on Screen: Crime Cinema Then and Now, Gene D. Phillips revisits probably the most well known and iconic representations of the style. whereas this quantity deals new views on a few proven classics—usual suspects like Little Caesar, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Godfather half II—Phillips additionally calls consciousness to a couple of the unheralded yet no much less precious movies and filmmakers that characterize the style. increasing the viewer’s concept of what constitutes a gangster movie, Phillips deals such strange offerings as You in basic terms reside Once, Key Largo, The woman from Shanghai, or even the 1949 model of The nice Gatsby. additionally integrated during this exam are newer ventures, similar to sleek classics The Grifters and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.

In his analyses, Phillips attracts on a few assets, together with own interviews with administrators and different artists and technicians linked to the flicks he discusses. Of curiosity to movie historians and students, Gangsters and G-Men on Screen also will attract an individual who desires to higher comprehend the movies that symbolize an enormous contribution to crime cinema.

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