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Crime Films

ISBN-10: 0521646715
ISBN-13: 9780521646710
Edition: 2002
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Description: A survey of the entire range of crime films, including important subgenres such as the gangster film, the private eye film, film noir, the erotic thriller, and the crime comedy.

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

A survey of the entire range of crime films, including important subgenres such as the gangster film, the private eye film, film noir, the erotic thriller, and the crime comedy.

BARRY KEITH GRANTnbsp;is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. He is the author, co-author or editor of more than a dozen books on film, and his work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Most recently Professor Grant served as the Editor-in-Chief of the comprehensive 4-volume Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film . He is the co-author, with Jim Hillier, of 100 Film Documentaries in the BFI Screen Guides series (2009).

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
The Problem of the Crime Film
Historical and Cultural Overview
The Romance of the Silent Criminal
Tough Guys
The Crisis in Hollywood Crime
Criminal Culture and Mass Culture
The Establishment on Trial
Criminal Anxieties, Criminal Jokes
Critical Overview
Theories of Crime Fiction
Hollywood Mythmaking
Genre versus Auteur
Thematic and Iconographic Analysis
Structuralism and Beyond
Feminist Critique
Demystifications
Personal Books and Reference Books
Fury and the Victim Film
The Godfather and the Gangster Film
Double Indemnity and the Film Noir
Basic Instinct and the Erotic Thriller
Murder on the Orient Express, Blue Velvet, and the Unofficial-Detective Film
Chinatown and the Private-Eye Film
Bullitt and the Police Film
Reversal of Fortune and the Lawyer Film
Fargo and the Crime Comedy
Conclusion: What Good Are Crime Films?
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Filmography/Videography
Index

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