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The Gangster film
fatal success in American cinema
VerfasserIn: Wilson, Ron
Verfasserangabe: Ron Wilson
Jahr: 2015
Verlag: New York, London, Wallflower Press
Mediengruppe: Buch
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This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American ideas and values concerning individualism, success, and business acumen. The gangster genre has also been useful in critically examining race and ethnicity in American culture in terms of "otherness." Films studied include Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive City (1952), The Godfather, Part Two (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012).
Ron Wilson is a Lecturer in the Film and Media Studies Department at the University of Kansas. He teaches courses in American popular culture, classical and contemporary film/media theory, and graduate writing.
The Short Cuts series is a comprehensive library of introductory texts covering the full spectrum of film studies. With concise discussion of contemporary issues within historical and cultural contexts and the extensive use of illustrative case studies, this list of study guides is perfectly suited to building an individually styled library for all students and enthusiasts of cinema and popular culture. (Verlagstext)
Contents: Introduction / A Silent Era: From Gangs to Gangsters / The Racketeer and the Outlaw: Ganster Archetypes of the 1930s / Murder, Incorporated: Post-war Developments in the Gangster Film / La Famiglia: Coppola, Scorsese, and the Gangster Ethnicity / Conclusion
VerfasserIn: Wilson, Ron
VerfasserInnenangabe: Ron Wilson
Jahr: 2015
Verlag: New York, London, Wallflower Press
Systematik: KT.FA, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-231-17207-3
2. ISBN: 978-0-231-85067-4
Beschreibung: 128 Seiten : Illustrationen
Sprache: Englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch