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by James Ursini,Alain Silver

  • ISBN: 0879103329
  • Author: James Ursini,Alain Silver
  • ePub ver: 1721 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 424
  • Publisher: Limelight Editions (February 1, 2007)
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  • Category: Entertainment
  • Subcategory: Movies
epub Gangster Film Reader download

Alain Silver is a successful film journalist and author. James Ursini is author and co-author of more than 20 film-histories.

Alain Silver is a successful film journalist and author.

Gangster Film Reader book. Reprints of work by such well-known film historians as Robin Wood, Andrew Sarris, Carlos Clarens, Paul Schrader, and Stuart Kaminsky explore the evolution of the gangster film through the 1970s and The Godfather.

The Gangster Film Reader brings together a group of essays, many of which were written specifically for this volume, which present an exhaustive overview of this seminal film genre. Alain Silver, James Ursini. Place of Publication. This is a thorough and informative volume that is a must-have for any self-respecting film fan. Product Identifiers.

Gangster Film Reader. by James Ursini and Alain Silver. Film libraries will consider it a 'must', while many a college-level library on social issues will also find the topic relevant to 20th century American history discussions.

The Gangster Film Reader

The Gangster Film Reader. In his brief but engaging introduction to the book, Silver invites the reader to ponder the downfall of George "Machine Gun" Kelly as it occurred in real life and as it reoccurred in the movies.

Filmmakers about whom he has written include David Lean, Robert Aldrich, Raymond Chandler, Roger Corman, and James Wong Howe. Silver graduated from UCLA with degrees in film production (. and critical studies (.

James Ursini has contributed to various publications including Cinema, Femme Fatales, Mediascene, and Photon.

Noir, and four volumes of the Film Noir Reader series. Alain Silver is the author of The Samurai Film and the coauthor of fifteen other books, including Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, and two screenplays. James Ursini has contributed to various publications including Cinema, Femme Fatales, Mediascene, and Photon.

Alain Silver, James Ursini. In the 1930s the gangster film in the United States coincided with a very real and very sensational gangsterism at large in American society. Every textbook comes with a 21-day "Any Reason" guarantee. Published by Amadeus Press. Alain Silver; James Ursini. Book Format: Choose an option.

In the 1930s the gangster film in the United States coincided with a very real and very sensational gangsterism at large in American society. Little Caesar (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), and Scarface (1932) borrowed liberally from the newspapers and books of the era. With the release of just these three motion pictures in barely more than a year's time, Hollywood quintessentially defined the genre. The characters, the situations, and the icons-from fast cars and tommy-guns to fancy fedoras and fancier molls-established the audience expectations associated with the gangster film that remain in force to this day. As with their Film Noir Reader series, using both reprints of seminal articles and new pieces, editors Silver and Ursini have assembled a group of essays that presents an exhaustive overview of this still vital genre. Reprints of work by such well-known film historians as Robin Wood, Andrew Sarris, Carlos Clarens, Paul Schrader, and Stuart Kaminsky explore the evolution of the gangster film through the 1970s and The Godfather. Parts 2 and 3 comprise two dozen newer articles, most of them written expressly for this volume by Ursini and Silver. These case studies and thematic analyses, from White Heat to the remake of Scarface to "The Sopranos", complete the anthology.
Comments (5)

Ranenast
The publisher has not made this e-book loan-able. Generally speaking I find that unacceptable and will consistently down-rate books when the publishers make that decision.
Arador
The Gangster Film Reader is a very good source for researching purposes or simply for anyone interested in gangster films.
Jeronashe
excellent
Arcanescar
This book was so informative and very easy to read! As a movie lover, this book was absolutely amazing in the stories that it told! It's a must read for any gangster movie fan!
Modigas
I skim though most of the required reading chapters. Nothing to special. The book didn't need to exist in the first place.

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