Articles tagged gangster movies

Al Pacino, Oliver Stone, Brian De Palma, they just don’t get it. A quarter century since its December 1983 release, “Scarface” remains a towering pop-cult

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The Gangster Film Reader by Alain Silver and James Ursini [Eds]

In an age when gangsters have given way to gangstas, it's refreshing to find a book that takes the older breed seriously.

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21 Feb 2007 // 7:59 PM

Shallow Graves

Martin Scorsese's hotly tipped Oscar fave, The Departed, plumbs the depths of the psychological and sociological motives of violence, loyalty, and duty.

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6 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Departed (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

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His career ambitions were pretty much fulfilled, says Leonardo DiCaprio, when Martin Scorsese called him to talk about playing Howard Hughes in 2004’s “The Aviator.” “

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The rumors emanating from the set of “The Departed,” Martin Scorsese’s remake of the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs,” had Jack Nicholson doing

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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