Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films

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"The Big Sleep, The Godfather, Little Caesar, LA Confidential"--behind these classic films there's a story waiting to be told, and pulp novels, bank robbers, and serial killers have all played a part in shaping crime cinema. But after Hollywood throws these elements into the blender--along with the demands of censors, backers, and the frequently rampant egos of stars and directors--the finished film often bears little resemblance to its source. Real crimes are often considered by filmmakers to be too brutal, and their ...

Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films 2004, No Exit

ISBN-13: 9781842431191

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Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films 2003, No Exit, Hertfordshire

ISBN-13: 9781842430705

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