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The new American crime film

Author: Matthew Sorrento
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though recent American crime films tackle topical issues, they continue to reference classic narratives and archetypes established in pictures of past decades. Titles explored in this survey span many themes that have fused with other genres to create fascinating filmic hybrids. The author highlights the gangster and film noir traditions that still run strongly through recent American cinema"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Sorrento
ISBN: 9780786459209 0786459204
OCLC Number: 761369346
Description: x, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: New break-ins --
Darkest regions --
The oldschool goes new --
Triumphant getaways.
Responsibility: Matthew Sorrento ; foreword by Stuart Gordon.

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"Though recent American crime films tackle topical issues, they continue to reference classic narratives and archetypes established in pictures of past decades. Titles explored in this survey span many themes that have fused with other genres to create fascinating filmic hybrids. The author highlights the gangster and film noir traditions that still run strongly through recent American cinema"--Provided by publisher.

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"recommended"--Bookgasm; "with his sharp analysis of some of the most important American films of the past couple of decades, Matthew Sorrento not only forges a new canon but also anchors it in the Read more...

 
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