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Classic Crime Cinema: Gangster Movies - Then and Now

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In this installment of the Classic Crime Cinema series, we will study the evolution of the gangster film from the Depression to modern times. Way back in the day, the gangster was often portrayed as a colorful anti-hero. Today, that gangster is usually portrayed as what he really was — a dangerous criminal. The changing public attitudes about the gangster — from fascination and admiration then (Robin Hood) to outrage and denunciation now (robbing hood) — will be discussed in the context of film stories of real and fictional characters. Among the films that will be viewed are Scarface (1934 version), Key Largo, The Godfather 1 and 2, and Road To Perdition.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Paul Hurder2.William McGuffage 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/7/2021 - 12/7/2021 Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map William McGuffage  ; Paul Hurder 
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