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    Lipstick and chocolate: the consequences of love

    Wood, Mary (2011) Lipstick and chocolate: the consequences of love. In: Renga, Dana (ed.) Mafia Movies: A Reader. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9780802096654.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Rico 'Little Caesar' Bandello, Michael Corleone, and Tony Soprano are just some of the onscreen mafia figures that have fascinated audiences since cinema's inception. Portrayals of the Italian and Italian-American mafia, though, have differed markedly over time and across multiple cultures—from the Godfather trilogy to contemporary Italian films, and in works both by established producers like Martin Scorsese and emerging directors like Matteo Garrone. Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive exploration of the myth of the mafia onscreen, identifying key features and connections to styles such as film noir, thrillers, and even westerns. Mafia Movies also questions whether there are uniquely American or Italian ways of depicting the mafia, exploring how filmmakers from both countries have approached the subject in divergent ways.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 12:28
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 12:00
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8318

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