Screening the Mafia

Screening the Mafia

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The qpost-classicq era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde, achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure, myths and intertextual narratives found in the gangster films produced since The Godfather. The intense relationship between masculinity and ethnicity in the gangster film, especially within the movie-generated mythology of the Mafia, is carefully analyzed, and the book tracks the trends in the genre up to and including the landmark HBO televisio.... like many Hollywood films of the nineties, focuses on the ways in which the twins constructed their personae: a€œClothes are important. They make you what you are [. ... Honor and Obey (2006) and The Business (2006) keep the British gangland mythologies healthy at the box office. ... the face-off between cop and criminal in Scorsesea#39;s The Departed (2006) and Ridley Scotta#39;s American Gangster (2007).

Title:Screening the Mafia
Author:George S. Larke-Walsh
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-04-06


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