Gun crazy

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British Film Institute, 1996 - History - 86 pages
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Gun Crazy is the very essence of film noir, a low-budget, high-octane thriller whose reputation has grown with every passing year since its first appearance in 1950. While its story of two doomed lovers, crashing through the small towns of the mid-West, running the gauntlet of hold-ups and shoot-outs to a bloody nemesis, owes much to the true-life tale of Bonnie and Clyde, the film achieves an intense poetry eloquently expressive of the dark side of the American Dream. The film's origins in the poverty-row operation of the King Brothers are expertly described by Jim Kitses. He traces Gun Crazy's roots in the rain-slicked, nighttime world of noir, and in the post-war American society that gave birth to it. He teases out the effects of the Production Code, and the distinctive contributions of director Joseph H. Lewis, writers MacKinlay Kantor and the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, and stars, Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Above all, Kitses provides a wonderfully alert and informative reading of a small masterpiece, a film that rises triumphantly above the modesty of its means.

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User Review  - Abigail - Goodreads

In film school I had the pleasure of taking Kitses' class and he introduced me to Gun Crazy. We read the book for class and I enjoyed both his book and the film. Read full review

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The quality of the BFI Film Classics series is all over the place. This is one of the best. Read full review

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filmbibliographical reference on Joseph H.Lewis
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The Films of Joseph H. Lewis - by Michael E. Grost
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International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers: Gun Crazy
As with many gangster and crime films, Gun Crazy is an adaptation of a short story, in this case written by novelist mackinlay Kantor for the Saturday ...
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About the author (1996)

Jim Kitses is Professor of Cinema, San Francisco State University. He is author of "Gun Crazy "(BFI, 1994) and coeditor of "The Western Reader "(1998).