Crime Film

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Abbott, Megan E. The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Back, Kurt W. “Thriller: The Self in Modern Society.” In Texts of Identity. John Shotter and Kenneth J. Gergen eds. London: Sage, 1994 (1989).

Brown, Sheila. Crime and Law in Media Culture. New York: Open University Press, 2003.

Carter, Cynthia, and Kay C. Weaver. Violence and the Media. New York: Open University Press, 2003.

Cawelti, John. Adventure, Mystery and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture. Chicago: Chicago UP, 1976.

Cawelti. John. “Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American Films.” In Film genre reader. Barry Keith Grant ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979, 183-201.

Chibnall, Steve. "Travels in Ladland: The British Gangster Film Cycle 1998-2001." In The British cinema book. Robert Murphy ed. 2nd ed. London : British Film Institute, 2001, 281-291.

Clarens, Carlos. Crime movies: from Griffith to the Godfather--and beyond. New York: Norton, 1980.

Cobley, Paul. The American Thriller: Generic Innovation and Social Change in the 1970s. London: Palgrave, 2000

Derry, Charles. The Suspense Thriller: Films in the Shadow of Alfred Hitchcock. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland, 1988.

Dyer, Richard. “Kill and Kill Again.” (1997) In Action/Spectacle Cinema. José Arroyo ed. London: BFI, 2000, 145-150.

Fuchs, Cynthia J. "The Buddy Politic." In Screening the Male: Exploring Masculinities in Hollywood Cinema. Steve Cohan and Ina Rae Hark eds. London, New York: Routledge, 1995 (1993), 194-210.

Grieveson, Lee, Esther Sonnet, and Peter Stanfield eds. Mob culture: hidden histories of the American gangster film. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2005.

James, Nick. Heat. London: BFI Publishing, 2002.

Leitch, Thomas. Crime Films. Cambridge UP, 2002.

Mitchell, Edward. "Apes and essences : some sources of significance in the American gangster film." In Film genre reader II. Barry Keith Grant ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1995

Mizejewski, Linda. Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Munby, Jonathan. Public enemies, public heroes: screening the gangster from Little Caesar to Touch of Evil. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Naremore, James. More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Palmer, Jerry. Thrillers: Genesis and Structure of a Popular Genre. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1979.

Pfeil, Fred. White Guys: Studies in Postmodern Domination and Difference. London, New York: Verso, 1995.

Rafter, Nicole. Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society. New York: Oxford UP, 2000.

Rubin, Martin. Thrillers. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999.

Shadoian, J. Dreams and Dead Ends: The American Gangster/Crime Film. London: MIT Press, 1977.

Schatz, Thomas. Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking, and the Studio System. Boston: McGraw Hill, 1981.

Slocum, J. David ed.Violence and American cinema. New York: Routledge, 2001. AFI film readers.

Warshow, Robert. “The Gangster as Tragic Hero.” In The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre and Other Aspects of Popular Culture. New York: Atheneum, 1948 (1975), 135-54.

Williams, Linda Ruth. The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema. Edinburgh UP, 2005.

Wilson, Christopher P. Cop Knowledge: Police Power and Cultural Narrative in Twentieth-Century America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2000.