The Family Curse: Mafia Identity as Inheritance in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral

Larke-Walsh, George (2012) The Family Curse: Mafia Identity as Inheritance in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 40 (2). pp. 75-82. ISSN 0195-6051

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Abstract

This article examines the presentation of Mafia identity in The Funeral as it reflects or contradicts genre conventions and cultural mythologies of the Italian American Mafia in cinema. The film is a compelling display of the destructive force of excessive ideals in masculine behavior.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Media > Cinema and Film
Media > Film
Divisions: Institute of Arts and Creative Industries > Media and Cultural Studies Workstream
Depositing User: George Larke-Walsh
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2021 09:46
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 09:46
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/13048

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