Gangster Films

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Virgin Books Limited, 2011 - 304 pages
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The step-by-step companion to Ganster Films. Filmmaking has given us almost every conceivable portrait of organised crime: from dununciations of social problems to dynastic tragedy and from glorifications of a lifestyle choice to tales of loveable rogues. Gangster Films looks at more that two dozen examples of American and British filmmaking and the actors, such as Janes Cagney and Edward G Robinson, who are immediately identified with the gangster movie genre. The films discussed include: Little Caesar, Get Carter, Pulp Fiction, Scarface, The Godfather, Sexy Beast, The Blue Lamp, The Roaring Twenties, The Limey, Angels with Dirty Faces, Once Upon a Time in Americal and Brighton Rock. Tracing a past through the iconography and shifting morality of the genre, detailing technical interests and exploring cast and crew histories, Gangster Films is a fascinating journey through cinema's portrayal of criminals and organised crime.

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Jim Smith, (born James Carl Jobb in 1954, Lubbock, Texas), iJim Smith, (born James Carl Jobb in 1954, Lubbock, Texas), is an American animator and musician. He worked on Mighty Mous an American animator and musician. He worked on Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures with his long-time working partner Jose: The New Adventures with his long-time working partner John Kricfalusi. Smith later briefly worked on Tiny Toon Advenhn Kricfalusi. Smith later briefly worked on Tiny Toon Adventures, and then along with Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, and Lynne Ntures, and then along with Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, and Lynne Naylor, he founded Sp mc where he co-created Ren & Stimpy andaylor, he founded Sp mc where he co-created Ren & Stimpy and The Ripping Friends. Jim also worked on Dreamworks feature The Ripping Friends. Jim also worked on Dreamworks feature film Monsters Vs. Aliens. He is also the one playing the guifilm Monsters Vs. Aliens. He is also the one playing the guitar for the Ren and Stimpy theme in the intro. His performantar for the Ren and Stimpy theme in the intro. His performance name is Jelly-Roel, Jelly Roll. ce name is Jelly-Roel, Jelly Roll.

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