A Cinematic History of Gangsters & Detectives
The crime genre in cinema developed from Gothic mystery and Victorian detective novels, such as Edgar Allan Poe's Dupin and Sherlock Holmes. But as society became more urban, secular and bureaucratic, crime detection changed from the singular detective to the constantly watching and determined police force.
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