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Jack Shadoian

Titles by This Author

The American Gangster/Crime Film

This is the most substantial consideration of a film genre that is a distinctive part of American popular art. It brings a range of theoretical interpretation and critical analysis to the task, and the writing is in sharp focus, free of both academic dead weight and in-group jargon. The aim is to elucidate, not to mystify, and to widen, rather than narrow, the context of our involvement and understanding. Dreams and Dead Ends provides a framework of explanation for a group of films that viewers have found puzzling, disturbing, compelling, and at times alarming.