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The Resource American gangster cinema : from Little Caesar to Pulp fiction, Fran Mason

American gangster cinema : from Little Caesar to Pulp fiction, Fran Mason

Label
American gangster cinema : from Little Caesar to Pulp fiction
Title
American gangster cinema
Title remainder
from Little Caesar to Pulp fiction
Statement of responsibility
Fran Mason
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Much analysis of gangster movies has been based upon a study of the gangster as a malign figuration of the American Dream, originally set in the era of the Depression. This text extends previous analysis of the genre by examining the evolution of gangster movies from the 1930s to the contemporary period and by placing them in the context of cultural and cinematic issues such as masculinity, consumerism, and technology. With a close examination of many films from Scarface and Public Enemy to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, this book provides an insight into a topical and popular subject
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Mason, Fran
Dewey number
791.43/655
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
M37 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crime files series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Gangster films
Label
American gangster cinema : from Little Caesar to Pulp fiction, Fran Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Repressing modernity: the studios and the Hays Office
  • The Post-Code Gangster: Ideology and Social Conscience
  • The return of ideology: the G-Man and early post-moratorium variations
  • The social gangster
  • 'He used to be a big shot': The Roaring Twenties, history, modernity, and the gangster
  • The Death of the Big Shot: the Gangster in the 1940s
  • Early variations of the 1940s
  • High Sierra: re-visiting and renewing the genre
  • Revisiting the family plot
  • The post-war big shot
  • Modernity and the Classic Gangster Film
  • Outside Society, Outside the Gang: the Alienated Noir Gangster
  • Post-war transitions: film noir's cultural and cinematic context
  • Film noir and its discourses
  • Gangsters and film noir
  • The emasculated male in early gangster noir
  • From small gangs to big business
  • Late gangster noir: the triumph of technology
  • Order and Chaos, Syndicates and Heists
  • Heists: rationalised gangs and fragmented individuals
  • Syndicates and rogue cops: un-American visions
  • Silent and early sound contexts for the 'classic' cycle
  • Nostalgia and Renewal in the Post-Classical Gangster Film
  • From retro to modern: gangsters in the 1960s
  • The gangster film as epic: The Godfather trilogy
  • Gangsters on the margins: the gangster-loser film and blaxploitation
  • The 'classic' cycle in its critical context
  • Little Caesar: an untypical 'classic'
  • The gangster and modernity
  • The Public Enemy: modernity, space, and masculinity
  • The gangster and the gang
  • Scarface: everything to excess
Control code
50166675
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780333674529
Lccn
2002026948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
American gangster cinema : from Little Caesar to Pulp fiction, Fran Mason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Repressing modernity: the studios and the Hays Office
  • The Post-Code Gangster: Ideology and Social Conscience
  • The return of ideology: the G-Man and early post-moratorium variations
  • The social gangster
  • 'He used to be a big shot': The Roaring Twenties, history, modernity, and the gangster
  • The Death of the Big Shot: the Gangster in the 1940s
  • Early variations of the 1940s
  • High Sierra: re-visiting and renewing the genre
  • Revisiting the family plot
  • The post-war big shot
  • Modernity and the Classic Gangster Film
  • Outside Society, Outside the Gang: the Alienated Noir Gangster
  • Post-war transitions: film noir's cultural and cinematic context
  • Film noir and its discourses
  • Gangsters and film noir
  • The emasculated male in early gangster noir
  • From small gangs to big business
  • Late gangster noir: the triumph of technology
  • Order and Chaos, Syndicates and Heists
  • Heists: rationalised gangs and fragmented individuals
  • Syndicates and rogue cops: un-American visions
  • Silent and early sound contexts for the 'classic' cycle
  • Nostalgia and Renewal in the Post-Classical Gangster Film
  • From retro to modern: gangsters in the 1960s
  • The gangster film as epic: The Godfather trilogy
  • Gangsters on the margins: the gangster-loser film and blaxploitation
  • The 'classic' cycle in its critical context
  • Little Caesar: an untypical 'classic'
  • The gangster and modernity
  • The Public Enemy: modernity, space, and masculinity
  • The gangster and the gang
  • Scarface: everything to excess
Control code
50166675
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780333674529
Lccn
2002026948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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