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In the 1930s the gangster film in the United States coincided with a very real and very sensational gangsterism at large in American society.
Little Caesar (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), and Scarface (1932) borrowed liberally from the newspapers and books of the era. With the release of just these
three motion pictures in barely more than a year's time, Hollywood quintessentially defined the genre. The characters, the situations, and the icons-from
fast cars and tommy-guns to fancy fedoras and fancier molls-established the audience expectations associated with the gangster film that remain in force to
this day. As with their Film Noir Reader series, using both reprints of seminal articles and new pieces, editors Silver and Ursini have assembled a group of
essays that presents an exhaustive overview of this still vital genre. Reprints of work by such well-known film historians as Robin Wood, Andrew Sarris, Carlos
Clarens, Paul Schrader, and Stuart Kaminsky explore the evolution of the gangster film through the 1970s and The Godfather. Parts 2 and 3 comprise two dozen
newer articles, most of them written expressly for this volume by Ursini and Silver. These case studies and thematic analyses, from White Heat to the remake of
Scarface to "The Sopranos," complete the anthology.
Yakuza eiga: A Primer - 20 pages
by Paul Schrader (1974)
Takeshi Kitano: Melancholy Poet of the Yakuza Film - 12 pages
by James Ursini (new)
Fukasaku and Scorsese: Yakusa and Gangsters - 14 pages
Joaquin da Silva
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Dec 16 08 8:03 PM
Shit we have been waiting for that Chris D book since 1993 at least .
That one ill believe when i see it .
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Jun 9 09 6:04 PM
steve hubbell wrote:
Here is a link to a PDF of Paul Schrader's Yakuza Primer article originally published in Film Comment back in 1974.
Jun 18 09 7:16 PM
Jun 18 09 7:30 PM
I Found the Silver Book in the Library
there are three articles on Yakuza Films
The seminal Shrader piece is good but now very dated ,a lot of the films Schrader raves about like the Bakuto series (of which i have 4 vhs Pre-records well
soon to be had )i found overlong and boring partially due to the fact they are unsubbed and very talky .
well aside from the fact it claims Kitano made two Zatoichi Films (well if you include "getting any "that may count )it's also dated and does
not include Kitano's descent into meglomania which has pretty much killed his career .
And the Marty and Fuk article
also very dated .
Jun 19 09 8:52 PM
Here's a link to the "Fukasaku and Scorsese: Yakuzas and Gangsters" article:
Keep in mind it's from 2003.
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