Virgin Film: Gangster Films: The Step by Step Companion to Gangster Films

Virgin Film: Gangster Films: The Step by Step Companion to Gangster Films

by JimSmith (Author)


The step-by-step companion to Ganster Films. Filmmaking has given us almost every conceivable portrait of organised crime: from dununciations of social problems to dynastic tragedy and from glorifications of a lifestyle choice to tales of loveable rogues. Gangster Films looks at more that two dozen examples of American and British filmmaking and the actors, such as Janes Cagney and Edward G Robinson, who are immediately identified with the gangster movie genre. The films discussed include: Little Caesar, Get Carter, Pulp Fiction, Scarface, The Godfather, Sexy Beast, The Blue Lamp, The Roaring Twenties, The Limey, Angels with Dirty Faces, Once Upon a Time in Americal and Brighton Rock. Tracing a past through the iconography and shifting morality of the genre, detailing technical interests and exploring cast and crew histories, Gangster Films is a fascinating journey through cinema's portrayal of criminals and organised crime.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Virgin Books
Published: 06 May 2004

ISBN 10: 0753508389
ISBN 13: 9780753508381

Author Bio
Jim Smith was the co-author of Soul Searching: An Unofficial Guide To The Life and Trials of Ally McBeal and Virgin Film books on Tim Burton and Bond Films, and author of Virgin Film's George Lucas and Manhattan Dating Game: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Sex and the City. He has written about film and television for a variety of publications, including regular pieces for Film Review.