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

This quantity examines the gangster movie in its old context with an emphasis at the methods clone of the gangster has tailored and adjusted due to socio-cultural situations. 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 principles and values touching on individualism, luck, and enterprise acumen. The gangster style has additionally been valuable in severely interpreting race and ethnicity in American tradition when it comes to "otherness." motion pictures studied comprise 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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