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Crime Wave
By Howard Hughes

Crime Wave

The Filmgoers' Guide to Great Crime Movies

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Crime Wave by Howard Hughes

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Crime movies inhabit dark and desperate worlds, yet they account for many of Hollywood's most triumphant successes. In full acknowledgement of this achievement, "Crime Wave" offers an authoritative and informative, stimulating and entertaining guide to the crime movie phenomenon, from its early days to the present, charting its history and celebrating the people who have given it a special and enduring place in cinema goers' affections. Chapters focus on landmark Hollywood films - from 1931's "The Public Enemy", through "The Maltese Falcon", "Point Blank", "Dirty Harry", "The Godfather" trilogy and "Goodfellas", to "LA Confidential" and "Oceans 11" - telling their stories and on the way discussing many more crime movies, both major and lesser known. "Crime Wave" represents and investigates gangster and heist movies, blaxploitation and noir, murder mysteries, vehicles for vigilante or buddy cops, even a gangster love story. It features biographies and filmographies detailing the key participants and background details of the film's making, locations and sets. It also explores each film's sources and influences, its impact on the crime genre and current fashion, including spin-offs, copies and sequels. It examines the films' themes, style and box office fortunes. Detailed cast list information is provided for each of the main featured films. Written with passion, for those who love this cinema, "Crime Wave" is the perfect partner in crime.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845112196
ISBN-10: 1845112199
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 18mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes is a UK-based film writer and researcher. He is the author of the I.B.Tauris "Filmgoers' Guides" and "Aim for the Heart: The Films of Clint Eastwood".

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