Crime Films / Edition 1

Crime Films / Edition 1

by Thomas Leitch
     
 

Leitch traces crime film throughout the century, reflecting a growing ambivalence towards crime and criminals.See more details below

Overview

Leitch traces crime film throughout the century, reflecting a growing ambivalence towards crime and criminals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521646710
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Series:
Genres in American Cinema Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. The problem of the crime film; 2. Historical and cultural overview; 3. Critical overview; 4. Fury and the victim film; 5. The Godfather and the gangster film; 6. Double Indemnity and the film noir; 7. Basic Instinct and the erotic thriller; 8. Murder on the Orient Express, Blue Velvet, and the unofficial detective film; 9. Chinatown and the hardboiled detective film; 10. Bullitt and the police film; 11. Reversal of Fortune and the lawyer film; 12. Fargo and the crime comedy; 13. What good are crime films?

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