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Crime Movies
Carlos Clarens
0306807688
March 1997
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This intelligent study of the crime film, generously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, sets the genre within its social and political context. Writer Carlos Clarens shows the relationship between the politics of Roosevelt's New Deal and the gangster films of James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson, between the idealism of the 1960s and '70s and films such as Bonnie and Clyde and The Godfather. Foster Hirsch has updated Carlos Clarens's groundbreaking text with a chapter that begins in the early 1980s, where Clarens's original discourse leaves off, and covers recent works such as The Untouchables, Married to the Mob, Miller's Crossing, and Pulp Fiction. This updated edition of Crime Movies now covers this thrilling and violent genre from the silent era until today. --Raphael Shargel

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Illustrated History of Horror and Science-Fiction Films: The Classic Era, 1895-1967
Carlos Clarens
0306808005
August 1997
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This classic study of horror and science fiction movies was first published in 1967, the year before films such as Rosemary's Baby and 2001: A Space Odyssey transformed both genres. Readers interested in the many horror and science fiction films made before the modern era of graphic violence and special-effects extravaganzas will be enthralled by An Illustrated History of Horror and Science Fiction Film. It summarizes the plots and relates the importance of a wide variety of relevant films, from the early work of Georges Méliès and the German expressionists to Universal Pictures horror movies such as the original Dracula and Frankenstein to the suggestively atmospheric work of Val Lewton and the sci-fi classics of the 1950s. Clarens makes fascinating observations about the...

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