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THE GANGSTER FILM: FATAL SUCCESS IN AMERICAN CINEMA. Ron Wilson. Wallflower Press, Columbia University Press, New York, 2014. Short Cuts. 144 pp. ISBN 9780231172073 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: This volume examines the gangster film within its historical context, emphasizing the way the gangster image has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural phenomena. 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).
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 163362
Paperbound $20.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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