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The Resource Versions of Hollywood crime cinema : studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese and others, Carl Freedman

Versions of Hollywood crime cinema : studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese and others, Carl Freedman

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Versions of Hollywood crime cinema : studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese and others
Title
Versions of Hollywood crime cinema
Title remainder
studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese and others
Statement of responsibility
Carl Freedman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This title features highly original readings that shed new light on familiar movies. It is an unifying and largely original Marxist perspective that offers a fresh look at social relations as expressed in Hollywood cinema. It is a new construction of the category of the crime film, supported by an understanding of the importance of crime and crime cinema in cinema and society as a whole. No society is without crime, prompting Nathaniel Hawthorne's narrator to make his famous statement in 'The Scarlet Letter' that, however high its hopes are, no civilization can fail to allot a portion of its soil as the site of a prison. By establishing the category of crime--by drawing a line between the lawful and criminal, however thin, blurry, or even effectively meaningless the line may in practice become--society offers its own perhaps most consequential self-definition. Film, argues Carl Freedman, is an especially fruitful medium for considering questions like these
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ERL
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Freedman, Carl Howard,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Crime films
  • Western films
Label
Versions of Hollywood crime cinema : studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese and others, Carl Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gangsterism and capitalism : the mob movie and after. The supplement of Coppola : primitive accumulation and the Godfather trilogy ; Hobbes after Marx, Scorsese after Coppola : on Goodfellas ; Tony Soprano and the end(s) of the mob movie -- Noir and its discontents. Marxism, cinema, and some dialectics of film noir and science fiction ; Noir, neo-noir, and the end of work : from Double indemnity to Body heat -- Empire and gender in the John Wayne western. Versions of the American imperium in three westerns by John Ford ; Post-heterosexuality : John Wayne and the construction of American masculinity
Control code
851694455
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 189 pages
Isbn
9781841507248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Versions of Hollywood crime cinema : studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese and others, Carl Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gangsterism and capitalism : the mob movie and after. The supplement of Coppola : primitive accumulation and the Godfather trilogy ; Hobbes after Marx, Scorsese after Coppola : on Goodfellas ; Tony Soprano and the end(s) of the mob movie -- Noir and its discontents. Marxism, cinema, and some dialectics of film noir and science fiction ; Noir, neo-noir, and the end of work : from Double indemnity to Body heat -- Empire and gender in the John Wayne western. Versions of the American imperium in three westerns by John Ford ; Post-heterosexuality : John Wayne and the construction of American masculinity
Control code
851694455
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 189 pages
Isbn
9781841507248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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