Dreams and Dead Ends : the American Gangster Film. (eBook, 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 University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This work provides a history of the 20th-century American gangster film. Moving chronologically through nearly seven decades, this volume offers illuminating readings of a select group of the classic films that best define and exemplify each period in the development of the American crime film.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Shadoian
ISBN: 9780198032632 0198032633 1602567999 9781602567993 1280531274 9781280531279
OCLC Number: 476022909
Description: 1 online resource (397 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1 The Golden Age: The "Classic" Gangster Film; 2 Dark Transformations: The Descent into Noir; 3 The Genre's "Enlightenment": The Stress and Strain for Affirmation; 4 Going Gray and Going Crazy: Disequilibrium and Change at Midcentury; 5 Focus on Feeling: "Seeing" through the Fifties; 6 Contemporary Colorations: The Modernist Perspective; 7 Toward the 21st Century: Frenzies and Despairs; Appendix 1 Criss Cross: One to "Watch Over and Over"; Appendix 2 Gangster/Crime/Noir/ Post-Noir: The Top 14; Appendix 3 50 Post-Godfather Crime/Noir Films Worth a Look.

Abstract:

This work provides a history of the 20th-century American gangster film. Moving chronologically through nearly seven decades, this volume offers illuminating readings of a select group of the classic films that best define and exemplify each period in the development of the American crime film.
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