The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies

The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies

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The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian a€œfamiliesa€ in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil exploits of these brutal outfits. In this highly entertaining and informative book, two accomplished and apropos authors put the genre in perspective like no other author or documentarian has done before. The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies provides extensive reviews of the Top 100 gangster films of all time, including sidebars like a€œReality Check, a€ a€œHit and Miss, a€ a€œI Know That Guy, a€ a€œBody Count, a€ and other fun and informative features. Also included are over a dozen stand-alone chapters such as Sleeper a€œHits, a€ a€œFugazia€ Flops, Guilty Pleasures, Lost Treasures, QaA Interviews with top actors and directors (including Chazz Palinteri, Michael Madsen, Joe Mantagna, and more), plus over 50 compelling photographs. Foreword by Joe Pistone, the FBI agent and mob infiltrator who wrote the bestselling book and acclaimed movie, Donnie Brasco.The character of Amsterdam Vallon is invented to build story and allow for the casting of box-office giant Leonardo DiCaprio. And the ... Bill the Butcher had as much to do with that draft uprising as Joe the Plumber. But so what? ... Think of it as Roots meets The Departed. DiCaprio does ... Other historical figures make brief appearances, including editor Horace Greeley and showman P.T. Barnum. But theanbsp;...

Title:The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies
Author:George Anastasia, Glen Macnow, Joe Pistone
Publisher:Running Press - 2011


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