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Gangsters And G-men On Screen: Crime Cinema Then And Now

byGene D. Phillips

Hardcover | September 26, 2014

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While the gangster film may have enjoyed its heyday in the 1930s and '40s, it has remained a movie staple for almost as long as cinema has existed. From the early films of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Edward G. Robinson to modern versions like Bugsy, Public Enemies, and Gangster Squad, such films capture the brutality of mobs and their leaders.In Gangsters and G-Men on Screen: Crime Cinema Then and Now, Gene D. Phillips revisits some of the most popular and iconic representations of the genre. While this volume offers new perspectives on some established classics-usual suspects like Little Caesar, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Godfather Part II-Phillips also calls attention to some of the unheralded but no less worthy films and filmmakers that represent the genre. Expanding the viewer's notion of what constitutes a gangster film, Phillips offers such unusual choices as You Only Live Once, Key Largo, The Lady from Shanghai, and even the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby. Also included in this examination are more recent ventures, such as modern classics The Grifters and Martin Scorsese's The Departed. In his analyses, Phillips draws on a number of sources, including personal interviews with directors and other artists and technicians associated with the films he discusses. Of interest to film historians and scholars, Gangsters and G-Men on Screen will also appeal to anyone who wants to better understand the films that represent an important contribution to crime cinema.
Gene D. Phillips, SJ, is the author of several works on film and literature, including Beyond the Epic: The Life and Films of David Lean, Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder, and Out of the Shadows: Expanding the Canon of Classic Film Noir (Scarecrow, 2011). He is the coauthor of The Francis Ford Coppo...
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Title:Gangsters And G-men On Screen: Crime Cinema Then And NowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.09 × 6.41 × 0.79 inPublished:September 26, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments IntroductionChapter 1: The Rise of the Gangster Film Chapter 2: Little Caesar and The Public EnemyChapter 3: The Story of Temple Drake and No Orchids for Miss BlandishChapter 4: Dead End and This Gun for HireChapter 5: Criss Cross and White Heat Chapter 6: John Huston's Key Largo and The Asphalt JungleChapter 7: The Lady from Shanghai and The Great GatsbyChapter 8: Fritz Lang's You Only Live Once and The Big HeatChapter 9: The Godfather, Part IIChapter 10: Bonnie and Clyde and The UntouchablesChapter 11: The Grifters and The DepartedChapter 12: Dillinger and Public EnemiesAfterword: Gangster Squad (2013) and Other FilmsBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

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Gangsters and G-Men on Screen is a brief anthology of some of the major gangster movies, together with a short plot synopsis and...extra information on production, original story, shooting location and directors. . . .For newcomers to the genre...it is a good introduction.