HUI 338.09 Gangster I

HUI 338.09 Gangster I - The Gangster Film: Introduction HUI...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/25/09 The Gangster Film: Introduction HUI 338, Spring 2009 Prof. Reich
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9/25/09 Genre Character Setting Plot Shared codes and conventions Two important factors: 1) why this genre at this particular time and this particular place? 2) how does a genre change over time?
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9/25/09 Musketeers of Pig Alley
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9/25/09 Characteristics of the Gangster Film Many produced by Warner Brothers: Darryl Zanuck and bros. preference for gritty, realistic films: dark, hard dramatic style lack of sentimentality (MGM) films marked by a sense of realism extremely efficient: 6-8 films per year, usually under budget and on
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9/25/09 The Gangster as Tragic Hero The rise and the Fall Resolution: death The idea of catharsis (important for tragedy) as rejection of “Americanism” the importance of the city - most often New York, Chicago immigrant centers
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9/25/09 Characteristics of the Gangster Film (Kaminksy) fate/destiny – tragedy
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2009 for the course HUI 338 taught by Professor Reich during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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HUI 338.09 Gangster I - The Gangster Film: Introduction HUI...

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