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Hardboiled Hollywood: The origins of the great crime films

Author: DECHARNE, MAX
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 03/01/2003
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781842430705
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview Kiss Me Deadly, Bonnie & Clyde, Get Carter, Little Caesar, Goodfellas - behind each of these classic films there's a little-known story waiting to be told, and pulp novels, real-life bank robbers and twisted serial killers have all played a part in shaping the high-points of crime cinema. After Hollywood had cheerfully thrown these...
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Kiss Me Deadly, Bonnie & Clyde, Get Carter, Little Caesar, Goodfellas - these films may be classics, but their origins are often far less familiar. This book provides a chance to compare the sources with the original films, looking at everything from pulp novels to real-life criminals, and placing the films in the context of the times in which they were made. From The Big Sleep to Point Blank, The Godfather to LA Confidential, HARDBOILED HOLLYWOOD takes you behind the scenes at the scene of the crime. Includes 8 pages of illustrations.

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