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