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The Resource Shots in the mirror : crime films and society, Nicole Rafter

Shots in the mirror : crime films and society, Nicole Rafter

Label
Shots in the mirror : crime films and society
Title
Shots in the mirror
Title remainder
crime films and society
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Rafter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Movies play a central role in shaping our understanding of crime and the world generally, helping us define what is good and bad, desirable and unworthy, lawful and illicit, strong and weak. Crime films raise controversial issues about the distribution of social power and the meanings of deviance, and they provide a safe space for fantasies of rebellion, punishment, and the restoration of order. In this, the first comprehensive study of its kind, well-known criminologist Nicole Rafter examines the relationship between society and crime films from the perspectives of criminal justice, film history and technique, and sociology. Dealing with over 300 films ranging from gangster and cop to trial and prison movies, Shots in the Mirror concentrates on works in the Hollywood tradition but also identifies a darker strain of critical films that portray crime and punishment more bleakly
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rafter, Nicole Hahn
Dewey number
791.43/655
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
R34 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangster films
  • Police films
  • Prison films
  • Justice, Administration of, in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Film noir
  • Gangster films
  • Detective and mystery films
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Gangster films
  • Justice, Administration of, in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Police films
  • Prison films
  • United States
Label
Shots in the mirror : crime films and society, Nicole Rafter
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 181-185
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of crime films / by Drew Todd -- Why they went bad : criminology in crime films -- Cop films -- Courtroom films / with Charles Alexander Hahn -- Prison and execution films -- The heroes of crime films -- The future of crime films
Control code
65181219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198029731
Lccn
99033411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65181219
Label
Shots in the mirror : crime films and society, Nicole Rafter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 181-185
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of crime films / by Drew Todd -- Why they went bad : criminology in crime films -- Cop films -- Courtroom films / with Charles Alexander Hahn -- Prison and execution films -- The heroes of crime films -- The future of crime films
Control code
65181219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198029731
Lccn
99033411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65181219

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