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Public enemies, public heroes : screening the gangster from Little Caesar to Touch of Evil

Munby, Jonathan.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press 1999

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 5  (PN1995.9 G3 M86 1999 )()

  • Title:
    Public enemies, public heroes : screening the gangster from Little Caesar to Touch of Evil
  • Author/Creator: Munby, Jonathan.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Creation Date: 1999
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: xii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249) and indexes.
  • Subjects: Gangster films -- United States -- History and criticism
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249) and indexes.
  • Contents: Screening crime in the USA: an undervalued symbiosis
    The gangster's silent backdrop: Contesting Victorian uplift and the culture of Prohibition
    The enemy goes public: Voicing the cultural other in the early 1930s talking gangster film
    Manhattan melodrama's "Art of the Weak": Tactics of survival and dissent in the post-Prohibition gangster film
    Ganging up against the gangster: Censorship, the movies, and the cultural transformation, 1915-1935
    Crime, Inc.: Beyond the ghetto/Beyond the majors in the postwar gangster film
    Screening crime the liberal consensus way: Postwar transformations in the Production Code
    The "Un-American" film art: Robert Siodmak, Fritz Lang, and the political significance of Film Noir's German connection
    From gangster to gangsta: Against a certain tendency of film theory and history.
  • OCLC Number: 39147825
  • Identifier: ISBN0226550311;ISBN0226550338;LCCN98022151