Episode 138. Wise Guy Gangsters

Watch your back because in this episode Alex and Jonathan, talk about the history of American gangster films through four classic and contemporary tales within the genre: Scarface (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Scarface (1983), and Goodfellas (1990). We discuss the origins of gangster stories being pulled from the contemporary headlines, how the genre was affected by the strict regulations under the production code, and the resurgence of the genre through the American New Wave.

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Skip to: Scarface (1932) (11:39), Angels with Dirty Faces (41:40), Scarface (1983) (1:00:18), Goodfellas (1:19:09), Overall (1:37:44), Coming Attractions (1:49:41)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – John Woo

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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