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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Gangster Film

Phil Hardy

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-881-3
Trim Size: 9.5 x 11.75

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The newest volume in the acclaimed film reference series, covering gangster films from Cagney to DeNiro.

Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes Horror, Science Fiction and The Western The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish and compulsively readable film reference series ever. In The Gangster Film, series editor Phil Hardy has created yet again a landmark in film reference.

Included in this lavish volume are critical entries on more than 1,500 gangster films, complete with plot synopses and credits, and 650 black and white photographs to capture the look of this exciting genre. Arranged chronologically, The Gangster Film offers deliciously opinionated and detailed descriptions, statistical information, credits and trivia from early classics such as Public Enemy, Key Largo, Dragnet and On the Waterfront to contemporary blockbusters like The Grifters, Chinatown, The Godfather, and Pulp Fiction. Essential, authoritative, and entertaining The Gangster Film is the guide for serious students of film, film buffs and home viewers.

A Selection of the Movie Entertainment Book Club

Movie fans will find Hardy s compilation hard to put down. The Washington Post Book World

A definitive year-by-year survey. New York Review of Books

Vast in scope and loaded with information. American Cinematographer

Phil Hardy is the editor of The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series. He has taught film and organized seasons at the National Film Theatre in England and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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