Movie Genres: Crime-Gangster–Books

Bibliography: Essential Books

Clarens, Carlos.  Crime Movies. From Griffith to the Godfather and Beyond.

N.Y: Norton, 1980.

Karpf, Stephen. The Gangster Film: Emergence, Variation and Decay of a Genre, 1930-1940.

N.Y: Arno Press, 1973.

Knight, Stephen. Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980.

Lee, Raymond with B.C. Van Hecke. Gangsters and Hoodlums: The Underworld and Cinema.

N.Y.: Castle, 1971.

McArthur, Colin.”The Iconography of the Gangster Film.”

In Barry Grant (ed). Film Genres, pp. 118-123.

Mcrthur, Colin. Underworld USA.  N.Y.: Secker and Warburg, Viking, 1972.

(Fritz Lang, John Huston, Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, Sam Fuller).