This quantity examines the gangster movie in its historic context with an emphasis at the methods identical to the gangster has tailored and altered because of socio-cultural conditions. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of company greed, the gangster movie has usually supplied a template for critiquing American principles and values touching on individualism, luck, and company acumen. The gangster style has additionally been priceless in significantly reading race and ethnicity in American tradition when it comes to "otherness." movies studied comprise Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive urban (1952), The Godfather, half (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012).

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