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The Gangster Film: Fatal Success in American Cinema
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wallflower Pr
Publication date December 16, 2014
Pages 128
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231172073
ISBN-10 0231172079
Dimensions 0.25 by 6 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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).

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9780231172073 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $20.00
About: 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.

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