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Title:
Public enemies : the gangster movie A-Z
Author:
Mottram, James.
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Publication Information:
London : Batsford, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Embraces the entire history of the genre from the Warner Bros crime cycle of the thirties to the fractured, Post-Modern gangster film of the nineties. Two hundred essential movies are analysed in detail, with hundred of others touched on for their relevance to the genre.
General Note:
"From Cagney to Tarantino and beyond." -- cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780713482768
Format :
Book

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The gangster movie, one of cinema's classic genres, is experiencing a resurgence. This text focuses on the key and cult films admired by all enthusiasts for the genre. It includes classics such as Scarface(1932 and 1983), Bonnie and Clyde, Get Carter and Pulp Fiction. An introduction traces the history of the genre, and entries on key actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and others. The book is illustrated with rare stills.