101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die

by Steven Jay Schnieder (Editor)

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101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schnieder


Long before the release of such memorable gangster films as The Godfather and Bonnie and Clyde, tough guys portrayed by Edward G. Robinson, Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and other pioneers in the crime genre were shooting up movie screens. This intensely readable summary of the best gangster films ever made spans the decades from the 1930s to the present day. Films cited in this book include:

The Big Sleep
• Bonnie and Clyde
• Bullitt
• Dillinger
• Each Dawn I Die
• Gangs of New York
• The Godfather, I and II
• L.A. Confidential
• Little Caesar
• The Petrified Forest
• Scarface
• This Gun for Hire
• White Heat . . . and many more

Films are presented in chronological order to illustrate the genre’s development and the impact early artists had on later directors, actors, and technicians. Plot summaries are presented, casts and credits are listed, and illustrations include ad posters and evocative movie stills. More than 200 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764162763
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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