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During the early 1930's, a burgeoning Hollywood film industry defined one of the most iconic genres of all time. With the release of three films, "Little Caesar" (1931), "The Public Enemy" (1931), and "Scarface" (1932), Hollywood established the style and audience expectations associated with gangster films that remain in force to the present day. "The Gangster Film Reader" brings together a group of essays, many of which were written specifically for this volume, which present an exhaustive overview of this seminal film genre. This is a thorough and informative volume that is a must-have for any self-respecting film fan.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780879103323
ISBN-10: 0879103329
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Limelight Editions
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Alain Silver

Alain Silver is a successful film journalist and author. His articles have appeared in publications such as Film Comment and the Los Angeles Times. James Ursini is author and co-author of more than 20 film-histories. He is also a noted DVD commentator for both Fox and Warner Bros. film companies.

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