Crime Films

Author: Thomas Leitch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521646710
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Focusing on ten films that span the range of the twentieth century, Thomas Leitch traces the transformation of three figures common to all crime films: the criminal, the victim and the avenger. He shows how the distinctions among them become blurred throughout the course of the century, reflecting and fostering a deep social ambivalence towards crime and criminals. The criminal, victim and avenger characters effectively map the shifting relations between subgenres (such as the erotic thriller and the police film) within the larger genre of crime film.


Author: Martin Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521588393
Format: PDF, ePub
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An in-depth exploration of the 'thriller' movie genre.

The New American Crime Film

Author: Matthew Sorrento
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786459204
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"Though recent American crime films tackle topical issues, they continue to reference classic narratives and archetypes established in pictures of past decades. Titles explored in this survey span many themes that have fused with other genres to create fascinating filmic hybrids. The author highlights the gangster and film noir traditions that still run strongly through recent American cinema"--Provided by publisher.

A guide to American silent crime films

Author: Larry Langman
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 9780313288586
Format: PDF
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The immense popularity of movies has its roots in the silent films of the early 1900s, this being especially true of the crime genre. This extensive guide features the entire history of the crime genre during the silent era, including more than 2,000 film entries, complete with names of directors, screenwriters, and major players, and offers a wealth of data supported by plot evaluations and occasional thematic commentaries. For the serious student of crime films, this work provides a comprehensive treatment of genre, but, most importantly, it revives an almost forgotten genre for generations of students and movie fans both old and new.

British Crime Cinema

Author: Steve Chibnall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134702698
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This is the first substantial study of British cinema's most neglected genre. Bringing together original work from some of the leading writers on British popular film, this book includes interviews with key directors Mike Hodges (Get Carter) and Donald Cammel (Performance). It discusses an abundance of films including: * acclaimed recent crime films such as Shallow Grave, Shopping, and Face. * early classics like They Made Me A Fugitive * acknowledged classics such as Brighton Rock and The Long Good Friday * 50s seminal works including The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers.

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America A De

Author: Wilbur R. Miller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412988764
Format: PDF, ePub
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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this four-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia will: explicate philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; chart changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identify major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explore evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.

Shots in the Mirror

Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195175066
Format: PDF
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Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyses the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues.

Film Genre 2000

Author: Wheeler W. Dixon
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791445136
Format: PDF
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New essays by prominent film scholars address recent developments in American genre filmmaking.

British Crime Film

Author: Barry Forshaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137005033
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive social history of British crime film by the UK's principal expert on crime film and fiction Presenting a stunning social history of Britain through classic crime film, Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts on crime fiction and fiction, focuses on how crime films have portrayed our changing attitudes towards class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Focusing on these key issues, British Crime Film examines strategies used by film makers in order to address more radical notions of society's decline. Spanning post-war crime cinema, from Green for Danger to Get Carter, from The Lady Killers to Layer Cake, from The Long Good Friday to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, British Crime Film contextualizes the movies and identifies important and neglected works which will delight and intrigue film fans of this well-loved genre.

French Film Noir

Author: Robin Buss
Publisher: Marion Boyars
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Crime and punishment on the dark side of French society, as reflected in the silver screen.