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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 an Public Enemy to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, this book provides a fascinating insight into a topical and popular subject.
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Fran Mason is Field Leader of Contemporary Cultural Studies and Teacher of Film and Cultural Studies, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester.
'...extremely well-researched and very useful...a must for film-buffs.' - Cercles
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0333674529
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0333674529