The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies: Featuring the 100 by George Anastasia, Glen Macnow

By George Anastasia, Glen Macnow

The gangster motion picture is among the most well liked genres in movie. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian “families” in the USA to equally sinister teams in Europe, Japan, and past, the cinema hasn't ever shied clear of portraying the evil exploits of those brutal clothes. during this hugely interesting and informative e-book, complete and apropos authors positioned the style in standpoint like no different writer or documentarian has performed before.
The final publication of Gangster video clips presents large studies of the pinnacle a hundred gangster movies of all time, together with sidebars like “Reality Check,” “Hit and Miss,” “I recognize That Guy,” “Body Count,” and different enjoyable and informative positive aspects. additionally integrated are over a dozen stand-alone chapters reminiscent of Sleeper “Hits,” “Fugazi” Flops, to blame Pleasures, misplaced Treasures, Q&A Interviews with best actors and administrators (including Chazz Palinteri, Michael Madsen, Joe Mantagna, and more), plus over 50 compelling photographs.

Foreword via Joe Pistone, the FBI agent and mob infiltrator who wrote the bestselling ebook and acclaimed motion picture, Donnie Brasco.

Show description

By George Anastasia, Glen Macnow

The gangster motion picture is among the most well liked genres in movie. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian “families” in the USA to equally sinister teams in Europe, Japan, and past, the cinema hasn't ever shied clear of portraying the evil exploits of those brutal clothes. during this hugely interesting and informative e-book, complete and apropos authors positioned the style in standpoint like no different writer or documentarian has performed before.
The final publication of Gangster video clips presents large studies of the pinnacle a hundred gangster movies of all time, together with sidebars like “Reality Check,” “Hit and Miss,” “I recognize That Guy,” “Body Count,” and different enjoyable and informative positive aspects. additionally integrated are over a dozen stand-alone chapters reminiscent of Sleeper “Hits,” “Fugazi” Flops, to blame Pleasures, misplaced Treasures, Q&A Interviews with best actors and administrators (including Chazz Palinteri, Michael Madsen, Joe Mantagna, and more), plus over 50 compelling photographs.

Foreword via Joe Pistone, the FBI agent and mob infiltrator who wrote the bestselling ebook and acclaimed motion picture, Donnie Brasco.

Show description

Read or Download The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies: Featuring the 100 Greatest Gangster Films of All Time PDF

Similar film books

Understanding Movies (11th Edition)

Is helping readers know how the various languages of movie interact to create which means. Louis Giannetti organizes figuring out video clips round the key parts of filmmaking, together with cinematography, Mise en Scène, stream, modifying, sound, performing, drama, casting, tale, screenwriting, ideology, and concept.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Novelisation of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western "The stable, The undesirable and the Ugly" starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef.

Scanned through me.

Rivette: Texts and Interviews

Instead of be thought of in isolation, this e-book might be considered as a part of a basic attempt to make the paintings of Jacques Rivette to be had, in each experience of the time period. this isn't to indicate that the subsequent texts and interviews are being provided as a trifling complement to his movies: if the full physique of Rivette’s paintings could be learn as a chain of evolving reflections at the cinema, the severe paintings contained during this quantity is indissolubly associated with the serious paintings represented through his film-making.

The Very Witching Time of Night: Dark Alleys of Classic Horror Cinema

The booklet covers strange and infrequently miraculous parts of horror movie heritage: The harrowingly tragic lifetime of Dracula's major girl, Helen Chandler, as in detail remembered via her sister-in-law. John Barrymore's 1931 horror autos Svengali and The Mad Genius, and their rejection by way of the general public.

Additional info for The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies: Featuring the 100 Greatest Gangster Films of All Time

Example text

He went to the Pacific the following year and became an air combat intelligence officer. He didn’t see any action but served with distinction. He was elevated to the rank of lieutenant before his discharge. O’Hara wondered where her next film would come from. Hollywood’s output between 1942 and 1945 decreased from 533 films to 377. Because of wartime shortages, directors couldn’t afford to reshoot scenes, except in rare instances, so everyone had to be line perfect. A price ceiling was also placed on the construction of sets.

Something else we aren’t told in this enigmatic drama is why the morally compromised Toni (O’Hara) is working for the oleaginous Dr. Skaas (Slezak). He delights in telling Kit about the latest developments in torture techniques, the most sophisticated of which involves making the tortured person complicit in the process. Kit greets these discourses with a mixture of apprehension and nonchalance, catching the balance well as he tries to keep his posttraumatic stress in check. Toni is also conflicted.

Because Quasimodo was deaf, Laughton put wax in his ears to block out sound, but he had to remove it when he was being directed by Dieterle. Laughton gave as much care to his makeup as he did to his performance. Some people viewed this as excessive, but it was very much part and parcel of Laughton, who apparently loathed his appearance—his obesity was caused by a glandular condition—and sought to change it whenever possible. Sponge rubber twisted the left side of his face and pulled his eye down.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 49 votes