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Dreams & dead ends : the American gangster film

Author: Jack Shadoian
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shadoian, Jack.
Dreams & dead ends.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2001035081
(OCoLC)46683559
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Shadoian
ISBN: 9780198032632 0198032633 9780195142921 0195142926 9780195142914 0195142918 0195302753 9780195302752 9786610531271 6610531277 1280531274 9781280531279 1602567999 9781602567993
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 59155687
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Golden Age: The "Classic" Gangster Film --
Little Caesar (1930) --
Public Enemy (1931) --
2. Dark Transformations: The Descent into Noir --
High Sierra (1941) --
Killers (1946) --
3. 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) --
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) --
App. 1 Criss Cross: One to "Watch Over and Over" --
App. 2 Gangster/Crime/Noir/Post-Noir: The Top 14 --
App. 3 50 Post-Godfather Crime/Noir Films Worth a Look --
App. 4 Aging Well: 50 Vintage Gangster/Crime/Noir Films.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Other Titles: Dreams and dead ends
Responsibility: Jack Shadoian.

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