“The Godfather Legacy”: Homage and Allusion in Transnational Cinema”

Larke-Walsh, George S. (2018) “The Godfather Legacy”: Homage and Allusion in Transnational Cinema”. In: A Companion to the Gangster Film. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, MA, USA, pp. 446-462. ISBN 9781119041740

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Abstract

A Companion to the Gangster Film presents a comprehensive overview of the newest scholarship on the contemporary gangster film genre as a global phenomenon. While gangster films are one of America’s most popular genres, gangster movies appear in every film industry across the world. With contributions from an international panel of experts, A Companion to the Gangster Film explores the popularity of gangster films across three major continents, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The authors acknowledge the gangster genre’s popularity and examine the reasons supporting its appeal to twenty-first century audiences across the globe.

The book examines common themes across all three continents such as production histories and reception, gender race and sexuality, mafia mythologies, and politics. In addition, the companion clearly shows that no national cinema develops in isolation and that cinema is a truly global popular art form. This important guide to the gangster film genre:

Reveals how the gangster film engages in complex and contradictory themes
Examines the changing face of the gangster film in America
Explores the ideas of gangsterism and migration in the Hispanic USA, Latin America and the Caribbean
Discusses the wide variety of gangster types to appear in European cinema
Contains a review of a wide-range of gangster films from the Americans, Europe, and Asia
Written for academics and students of film, A Companion to the Gangster Film offers a scholarly and authoritative guide exploring the various aspects and international appeal of the gangster film genre.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Media > Cinema and Film
Media > Film
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications
Depositing User: George Larke-Walsh
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 15:03
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 15:03
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12999

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