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American Prison Film Since 1930

From the Big House to the Shawshank Redemption

By (author) David Gonthier
Genres: Films, cinema
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st May 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm d 19mm
Weight: 508g
ISBN-10: 0773458336
ISBN-13: 9780773458338
Barcode No: 9780773458338
The main idea of this book is to study a number of well-known prison films from an analytical and historical perspective. The prison movie is not only its own separate genre, it is also a unique one at that. In addition to surveying the genre from 1930-2000, the book deconstructs twelve films in great detail through full annotated summaries based on the codes and conventions of the proposed genre.

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