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British Crime Film

Subverting the Social Order

British Crime Film by Barry Forshaw
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British Crime Film is a celebratory and comprehensive social history of this idiosyncratic genre. Barry Forshaw focuses on the strategies used to address more radical notions than those presented in mainstream product, exploring such themes as the treatment of sex and violence, corporate crime and the maverick criminal. Covering every major - and most minor - British crime films up to and including the twenty-first century, Forshaw contextualises the films within the crime fiction that inspired them. He explores new developments including British urban crime movies and the wave of new crime/horror hybrids such as Kill List, and predicts what the future holds for the genre.
Palgrave Macmillan; September 2012
255 pages; ISBN 9781137274595
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Title: British Crime Film
Author: Barry Forshaw
 
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