The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies: Featuring the 100 Greatest Gangster Films of All Time

The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies Featuring the Greatest Gangster Films of All Time The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film From the Italian Irish and Russian families in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe Japan and beyond the cinema has never sh

  • Title: The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies: Featuring the 100 Greatest Gangster Films of All Time
  • Author: George Anastasia Glen MacNow Joe Pistone
  • ISBN: 9780762441549
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film From the Italian, Irish, and Russian families in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil exploits of these brutal outfits In this highly entertaining and informative book, two accomplished and apropos authors put the genre inThe gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film From the Italian, Irish, and Russian families in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil exploits of these brutal outfits In this highly entertaining and informative book, two accomplished and apropos authors put the genre in perspective like no other author or documentarian has done before.The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies provides extensive reviews of the Top 100 gangster films of all time, including sidebars like Reality Check, Hit and Miss, I Know That Guy, Body Count, and other fun and informative features Also included are over a dozen stand alone chapters such as Sleeper Hits, Fugazi Flops, Guilty Pleasures, Lost Treasures, QA Interviews with top actors and directors including Chazz Palinteri, Michael Madsen, Joe Mantagna, and , plus over 50 compelling photographs.Foreword by Joe Pistone, the FBI agent and mob infiltrator who wrote the bestselling book and acclaimed movie, Donnie Brasco.

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    1. If you want to read a list of 100 gangster films, I suppose you could do worse than this book. The problem with it is that it's written from a very populist POV that presupposes that nobody wants to watch black & white films, foreign films are odd, and that nobody can understand the plot of a Jim Jarmusch film. Escapist garbage you probably shouldn't bother.

    2. THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF GANGSTER MOVIES. (2011). George Anastasia & Glen Macnow. ****. Anastasia (no relation to the mob) is the crime reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the host of both a radio and a TV show. Macnow is a talk-radio host for a Philadelphia station and a former writer for both the Inquirer and the Detroit Free Press. They both like movies, though Anastasia seems to be the prime mover for this collection. The two of them have come up with the 100 Greatest Gangster Films o [...]

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