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I Died a Million Times: Gangster Noir in Midcentury America

Robert Miklitsch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043611
eISBN:
9780252052491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043611.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Age of Affluence. Ike and Mamie. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. In the United States, the 1950s have been memorialized as the Pax Americana. A similar stereotypical view has characterized the ... More


The Post-Millennial Gangster Film

Paul Elliott

in Studying the British Crime Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733742
eISBN:
9781800342125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733742.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the post-millennial gangster film. It begins by differentiating between Gangster Heavy and Gangster Light. The chapter then describes how the protagonist of the post-millennial ... More


Sex, Violence and Urban escape: Blaxploitation Tropes and Tales

Calum Waddell

in The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Initially building on the work of Cornel West, whose quote introduces this chapter, the blaxploitation form is discussed in terms of its characters and its difference from Hollywood cinema and ... More


The Big Caper

Robert Miklitsch

in I Died a Million Times: Gangster Noir in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043611
eISBN:
9780252052491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043611.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Brooklyn armored car robbery, which occurred on August 21, 1934, not only represented the “nation’s biggest cash heist at the time” but also provided the source material for Richard Fleischer’s ... More


Twisted Criminalities: Contradictory Black Heroism

Simone C. Drake

in When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter employs the metaphor, twisted criminalities, to probe the complex and often invisible structures that inform inter-group dynamics and to think critically about how acts of exclusion ... More


Crime Story: American Gangster

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This crime film is based on the true-life story of kingpin drug dealer Frank Lucas, portrayed by Denzel Washington, who was hunted down and eventually captured by Ritchie Roberts, played by Russell ... More


Old cities, new towns: criminality and cruelty

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which a range of films shot in New Towns or other suburban locations in Britain during the 1970s offer evidence of shifts in representations of criminal behaviour ... More


If You Want a Hollywood Ending: Crimes and Misdemeanors

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although Allen has asserted that the Cliff plot (“Misdemeanors”) was a mistake, undermining the gravity of the more compelling Judah (“Crimes”) murder plot in Crimes and Misdemeanors. this chapter ... More


Darker Than Dark:: Film Noir in its Asian Contexts

Stephen Teo

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Most scholars and critics have generally seen film noir as an American genre, emphasizing the fact that noir films have hailed from the classic Hollywood industry, or in the case of neo-noir, from ... More


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