Crime Movies

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ISBN : 9780306807688
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Crime Movies

Crime movies are as old as filmmaking itself. They embody the American nightmare, functioning both as a mirror of society and a tool for educating the public about its enemies. In this history of the genre Carlos Clarens gives us a mini-history of crime American-style. From D. W. Griffith and New York's Biograph Studios, where raw violence was introduced to celluloid immortality, to today's multimillion-dollar celebrations of blood and power, Crime Movies shows us the whole picture: the unchanging cast of characters (the gangster hero, swaggering, charming, suspicious; the stoolpigeon or strikebreaker; the moll); the stars (James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, George Raft, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Richard Widmark); the censorship battles, political pressure, and public outcry. This book illuminates movies such as Intolerance, Underworld, Little Caesar, Public Enemy, Kiss of Death, On the Waterfront, Bonnie and Clyde, The Godfather, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, and hundreds of others, while detailing the film-making strategies Hollywood has adopted to deal with the controversial yet profitable and enduring subject of American criminality.

Specifications of Crime Movies

GENERAL
AuthorCarlos Clarens
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionRevised
ISBN-100306807688
ISBN-139780306807688
PublisherDa Capo Press
Number Of Pages376
Publication Date1997-03-21
DIMENSIONS
Height9.02 inch.
Length5.98 inch.
Width0.84 inch.
Weight1.43 pounds.

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