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By Thomas Leitch

This ebook surveys the total diversity of crime motion pictures, together with vital subgenres akin to the gangster movie, the personal eye movie, movie noir, in addition to the sufferer movie, the erotic mystery, and the crime comedy. concentrating on ten movies that span the diversity of the 20 th century, Thomas Leitch strains the transformation of the 3 top figures which are universal to all crime movies: the felony, the sufferer and the avenger. studying how all the subgenres establishes oppositions between its ritual antagonists, he indicates how the differences between them turn into blurred through the process the century. This blurring, Leitch keeps, displays and fosters a deep social ambivalence in the direction of crime and criminals, whereas the felony, sufferer and avenger characters successfully map the transferring relatives among subgenres, equivalent to the erotic mystery and the police movie, in the higher style of crime movie that informs them all.

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