If You Like The Sopranos...: Here Are Over 200 Movies, TV Shows and Other Oddities That You Will Love

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(If You Like). The best-loved crime family in America is just part of a grand tradition of mob movies, gangster flicks, great television dramas, and a sensibility that is part Sicily and part New Jersey. If You Like the Sopranos... is the first book that starts with Tony and the gang in their humble homes in the Garden State and explores the astonishing amount of great films, TV shows, and other pop-culture wonders that any fan of the Sopranos will love. From The Godfather and Bonnie and Clyde to The Wire , to lesser-known noirs, Jimmy Cagney

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Overview

(If You Like). The best-loved crime family in America is just part of a grand tradition of mob movies, gangster flicks, great television dramas, and a sensibility that is part Sicily and part New Jersey. If You Like the Sopranos... is the first book that starts with Tony and the gang in their humble homes in the Garden State and explores the astonishing amount of great films, TV shows, and other pop-culture wonders that any fan of the Sopranos will love. From The Godfather and Bonnie and Clyde to The Wire , to lesser-known noirs, Jimmy Cagney classics, contemporary HBO dramas, Martin Scorsese's best work, and even the rock'n'roll that inspired the classic Sopranos soundtrack, this is the one book that every fan needs if he or she ever has to go on the lam.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879103903
  • Publisher: Limelight Editions
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Criminal Minded 11

1 Big Ideas: Early Hollywood Gangsters 21

2 First Is First And Second Is Nobody: The Rise Of Film Noir 37

3 I'm Your Family: The Changing Face Of Crime 53

4 Strictly Business: The Rise Of The Mafia Epic 69

5 This Is The Bad Time: The Mob In Decline 85

6 This Ain't No Ancient Culture: The Perfect Storm Of The Sopranos 101

7 Faith, Fortitude, And Family: Serial Television Pre-Tony 117

8 Listen To The Thunder: Serial Television Post-Tony 133

9 Welcome To America: Crime Drama For A New Millennium 149

Conclusion: Cent'anni 165

Appendix A Tracking Tony: The Sopranos Family Ties 173

Appendix B All Due Respect: 100 Great Moments From A Century Of Crime 181

Index 187

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