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Eleven: Dictionaries of Crime

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at dictionaries of cant. In other words, dictionaries of criminal language, bringing together glossaries from the farthest corners of the English-speaking world. Several of these ... More


Production History and Background

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Woo came to The Killer with a diversified background in Hong Kong filmmaking. In addition to John Woo's apprenticeship with Chang Cheh, he had worked as a contract director for Golden Harvest. Woo's ... More


Introduction

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer (John Woo, 1989) is one of the key films of the Hong Kong New Wave period. It achieved a secure cult status in the West and has exercised great influence on Western and Asian filmmakers. ... More


Different Currents: South Africa's Islamic Minority

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

South Africa's unique location helped shape the distinct character of Islam there, principally through contact with Asia, Egypt, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula, allowing beleaguered South African ... More


Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The history of Hollywood’s postwar transition is framed by two spectacular dead bodies: Elizabeth Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947 and Marilyn ... More


Wise Guys (1986)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the wish-fulfillment fantasy embedded in Wise Guys (1986). As a gangster comedy, Wise Guys is best appreciated as a happy alternative to Scarface (1983), as things that went ... More


Knowledge as Power: Criminal Registration and Community Notification Laws in America

Wayne A. Logan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757102
eISBN:
9780804771399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757102.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Societies have long sought security by identifying potentially dangerous individuals in their midst. America is surely no exception. This book traces the evolution of a modern technique that has come ... More


Noir Looks and the Flash of Transgression: Trauma and the City’s Edge(s) in A Bittersweet Life

Susie Jie Young Kim

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Kim Je-Woon's A Bittersweet Life, a film which diverges from gangster films' conventional fixation with honor codes and sentimental displays of staunch masculinist camaraderie ... More


Taipei as Shinjuku’s Other

Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mukokuseki (literally, “nation-less”), is the practice of crossing, hybridization, and co-production. This chapter focuses on the concept of mukokuseki in the spatial imagination of Japanese gangster ... More


The Uneven Auteur

Stephen Teo

in Director in Action

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores a selection of Johnnie To's works where the flaws qualify his auteur status and make him an uneven auteur. It specifically describes Needing You, Help!, Fulltime Killer, Running ... More


Hip Hooray and Ballyhoo

Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson

in The Songs of Hollywood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337082
eISBN:
9780199852789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337082.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Several companies producing musical films, such as Paramount, RKO, and Warner Bros., were hit by the Great Depression, although not driven to bankruptcy, and their response to this was to cut back on ... More


Jean-Pierre Melville and Woo

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Like John Woo, French director Jean-Pierre Melville has often been considered an unorthodox force in his native cinema. A man of unusual life experience, including membership in the Resistance during ... More


Woo after The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer was the spark for Woo's international career. Just as A Better Tomorrow had been the turning point in his local and regional career, The Killer led to increased international attention ... More


The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Gregory Freidin (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A literary cult figure on a par with Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel has remained an enigma ever since he disappeared, along with his archive, inside Stalin's secret police headquarters in May of 1939. Made ... More


Contemporary History in the Age of Scarface, 1932

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides commentaries on the 1932 historical film Scarface. This film was directed by Howard Hawks and was based on Armitage Trail's novel of the same title which was about the life of ... More


Competing Frontiers, 1933–1938

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the production of historical films in the U.S. during the period from 1933 to 1938. When censorship dismantled the production of historical gangster films, film studios were ... More


Introduction: Fantasy Scotlands

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s in a global context and considers the different identities on offer in the various fantasy Scotlands created by filmmakers from around ... More


Gangster Film: Glasgow's Transnational Identities

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines two gangster films made and set in Glasgow in the 2000s, the British film (with a major Scottish creative input) American Cousins (2003) and the French/US/UK coproduction ... More


Street capital

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter demonstrates the fruitfulness of a theoretical framework when studying, for example, practical rationality, the social and historical process of embodied dispositions, and the complex ... More


Between the street and the welfare state

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter observes that The River dealers used the oppression discourse mostly in dealing with the welfare system. It is a discourse that privileges structural problems, such as difficulties ... More


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