The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Crime MovieseBook - 2006
Crime movies inhabit dark and desperate worlds, yet they account for many of Hollywood's most triumphant successes. In full acknowledgement of this achievement, "Crime Wave" offers an authoritative and informative, stimulating and entertaining guide to the crime movie phenomenon, from its early days to the present, charting its history and celebrating the people who have given it a special and enduring place in cinema goers' affections. Chapters focus on landmark Hollywood films - from 1931's "The Public Enemy", through "The Maltese Falcon", "Point Blank."
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (xxviii, 236 pages) : illustrations