The Gangster Film: Fatal Success in American Cinema (Short Cuts)

The Gangster Film: Fatal Success in American Cinema (Short Cuts)


This quantity examines the gangster movie in its ancient context with an emphasis at the methods identical to the gangster has tailored and altered because of socio-cultural conditions. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of company greed, the gangster movie has usually supplied a template for critiquing American rules and values referring to individualism, good fortune, and company acumen. The gangster style has additionally been helpful in severely analyzing race and ethnicity in American tradition by way of "otherness." movies studied contain Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive urban (1952), The Godfather, half (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012).

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