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Intro to Cinema notes March 28

Intro to Cinema notes March 28 - March 28 The Gangster...

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March 28 The Gangster Film -A genre with enduring appeal. - Goodfellas - Ambition --being somebody - Scarface - dreams of wealth and power -The "bad guy" The Silent Era -Gangster films are as old as cinema, with origins in the silent period -The musketeers of Pig alley -The fist gangster film, climaxing... Influences on the genre -19th century robber barons -Gospel of Wealth/Myth of success -Prohibition -The Great Depression Robber Barons -Industrialists who reaped great wealth through often ruthless means -Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan -These models helped furnish a character type in the genre - the gangster motivated to succeed Creed of wealth and success -Gospel of Wealth - wealth and success exalted as a moral good; popular idea in early industrial America -Myth of success - Horatio Alger rags-to-riches myth; belief that everyone has the chance to be a millionaire -The gangster enacts this myth Prohibition (1920-1933) -The Volstead Act prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages -Open flaunting of the act created sympathy for gangsters as popular heroes and a contempt for law -Furnished the basis for the stories in many 1930s films
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