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By John McCarty.

From 'Scarface' to 'White Heat', from 'The Godfather' to 'The Usual Suspects', from 'Once Upon a Time in America' to 'Road to Perdition', gangland on the screen remains as popular as ever.

In 'Bullets over Hollywood', film scholar John McCarty traces the history of mob flicks and reveals why the films are so beloved by Americans. As McCarty demonstrates, the themes, characters, landscapes, stories - the overall iconography - of the gangster genre have proven resilient enough to be updated, reshaped, and expanded upon to connect even with today's young audiences. Packed with fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes and information about real-life hoods and their cinematic alter egos, insightful analysis, and a solid historical perspective, Bullets over Hollywood will be the definitive book on the gangster movie for years to come.

Trade Size P/b published 2004. 327 pages. B&W photographs. Very Good condition.

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