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The BFI companion to crime

Author: Phil Hardy; Richard Attenborough; British Film Institute.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A complete and detailed guide to crime on film: prison dramas, film noir, heist movies, juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers, and many other subgenres and motifs. The historical and social background to movie crime is covered by articles on the FBI, the Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, prohibition, boxing, union rackets, drugs, poisoning, prostitution, and many other topics."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Hardy; Richard Attenborough; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 0520215389 9780520215382
OCLC Number: 38851234
Description: 352 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Other Titles: Companion to crime
Responsibility: edited by Phil Hardy ; foreword by Richard Attenborough.
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"A complete and detailed guide to crime on film: prison dramas, film noir, heist movies, juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers, and many other subgenres and motifs. The historical and social background to movie crime is covered by articles on the FBI, the Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, prohibition, boxing, union rackets, drugs, poisoning, prostitution, and many other topics."--Cover.

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