Crime/Gangster Genre By: Mike Jaser And Mike Bucciarelli
Setting • Crime stories in this genre often highlight the life of a crime figure or a crime’s victims. • Crime and Gangster films talks about bank robbers, underworld figures, people who operate outside the law, stealing, and violently murdering their way through life. • The movies started to develop in the 1940’s.
Characters • More likely the characters are tough Italians, involved in mobs. • People who want to get away from police and trying to control a certain part. • Hire many people to try to achieve the same goal.
Actors/Actress • Al Pacino • Andy Garcia • Ben Kingsley • Carey Grant • Dustin Hoffman • Gene Hackman • Humphrey Bogart • Jackie Gleason • Kathleen Turner • Nicholas Cage • Tom Hanks • and etc.
Stories • Mostly the stories are about a group of people who are involved to control a part. • Trying to get many people to achieve the same goal. The goals in the movies have a lot of risk, risk that could involve all the people who are being part of the operation in jail. • A lot of violence and a lot of crazy parts. • People in the film would do anything. • A lot of money, drugs, gambling, hustling, and etc. involve in these films.
Scenes • There are a lot of famous scenes. The scenes in these films are basically come down to the good guy vs. the bad guy. Or a tough ending for the group of people who's plan was ruin and they all end up in jail. There could also been a murder involved. Overall most the movies will give a good ending for the viewers.
Iconography • Dark rooms • man behind the chair • cigars • guns • Cars • fights
Visual style • Low light • Very dark • camera on an angle • many close up • tight framing
Sound track • Narrator • scary music • suspense • heart beat • gun shots
Notable films • Classic Examples: • Scarface • godfather • Departed • Good Fellows
Scarface • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W628Z9vspk • Goodfellas • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQhBfRDd6GM • The Departed • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lak0__k8icw • Pulp Fiction • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6csp2fZt2E