The Resource The Gangster Film : Fatal Success in American Cinema, Ron Wilson

The Gangster Film : Fatal Success in American Cinema, Ron Wilson

Label
The Gangster Film : Fatal Success in American Cinema
Title
The Gangster Film
Title remainder
Fatal Success in American Cinema
Statement of responsibility
Ron Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American ideas and values concerning individualism, success, and business acumen. The gangster genre has also been useful in critically examining race and ethnicity in American culture in terms of "otherness." Films studied include Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive City (1952), The Godfather, Part Two (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012)
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Ron Wilson is a Lecturer in the Film and Media Studies Department at the University of Kansas. He teaches courses in American popular culture, classical and contemporary film/media theory, and graduate writing.
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
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Wilson, Ron
Government publication
other
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
Short Cuts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangster films
  • Gangster films
  • Genres, other
  • Öffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
  • Performing Arts
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Gangster Film : Fatal Success in American Cinema, Ron Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1 A Silent Era: From Gangs to Gangsters
  • 2 The Racketeer and the Outlaw: Gangster Archetypes of the 1930s
  • 3 Murder, Incorporated: Post-war Developments in the Gangster Film
  • 4 La Famiglia: Coppola, Scorsese, and Gangster Ethnicity
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(144 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850674
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/wils17207
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458553
  • (OCoLC)984546143
  • (DE-B1597)9780231850674
Label
The Gangster Film : Fatal Success in American Cinema, Ron Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1 A Silent Era: From Gangs to Gangsters
  • 2 The Racketeer and the Outlaw: Gangster Archetypes of the 1930s
  • 3 Murder, Incorporated: Post-war Developments in the Gangster Film
  • 4 La Famiglia: Coppola, Scorsese, and Gangster Ethnicity
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(144 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850674
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/wils17207
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458553
  • (OCoLC)984546143
  • (DE-B1597)9780231850674

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