Dreams and dead ends : the American gangster film (Book, 2003) [University of Washington Libraries]
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Dreams and dead ends : the American gangster film

Dreams and dead ends : the American gangster film

Author: Jack Shadoian
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Shadoian
ISBN: 9780195142921 0195142926 9780195142914 0195142918
OCLC Number: 1108904270
Notes: Previous ed.: Cambridge, Mass.; London: MIT, 1977.
Description: 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: The Golden Age : the "classic" gangster film. Little Caesar (1930); The public enemy (1931) --
2: Dark transformations : the descent into noir. High Sierra (1941) ; The killers(1946) --
3: The genre's "enlightenment" : the stress and strain for affirmation. Kiss of death (1947) ; Force of evil (1948) ; Gun crazy (1949) --
4: Going gray and going crazy : disequilibrium and change at midcentury. D.O.A. (1949) ; White heat (1949) --
5: Focus on feeling : "seeing" through the fifties. Pickup on South Street (1953) ; 99 River Street (1953), The Phenix City Story(1955), The brothers Rico (1957) ; Kiss me deadly (1955) --
6: Contemporary colorations : the modernist perspective. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) ; Point blank (1967) ; The godfather (1972), The godfather II (1975), and after --
7: Toward the 21st century : frenzies and despairs. Once upon a time in America (1984) ; Things to do in Denver when you're dead (1995) --
Appendix[es]: Criss cross : one to "watch over and over" ; Gangster/crime/noir/post-noir : the top 14 ; 50 post-Godfather crime/noir films worth a look ; Aging well : 50 vintage gangster/crime/noir films.
Responsibility: Jack Shadoian.
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