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  Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe | American Gangster | Own It Now On DVD / HD-DVD
In American Gangster, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) is the quiet, often unnoticed driver for one of the inner city’s leading fl crime bosses.
American Gangster’s Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld.
In American Gangster on DVD February 19th, Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that makes them lone figures on opposite sides of the law.
www.americangangster.net   (289 words)

  
  Crime and Gangster Films
Gangster films are morality tales: Horatio Alger or 'pursuit of the American Dream' success stories turned upside down in which criminals live in an inverted dream world of success and wealth.
Often from poor immigrant families, gangster characters often fall prey to crime in the pursuit of wealth, status, and material possessions (clothes and cars), because all other "normal" avenues to the top are unavailable to them.
It wasn't until the sound era and the 1930s that gangster films truly became an entertaining, popular way to attract viewers to the theatres, who were interested in the lawlessness and violence on-screen.
www.filmsite.org /crimefilms.html   (2177 words)

  
  Gangster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A gangster is a general term, though frequently misused, for a career criminal who is, or at some point almost invariably becomes, a member of a violent crime organization, such as a gang.
Gangsters often run their operations as businesses insofar as they offer a "product" or "service", albeit an illegal one, or, as is sometimes the case, a legitimate business operating as a front for criminal activity.
Gangsters are also known for attempting to manipulate the outcome of civil institutions, such as court cases and political elections by various means, including such time-honoured favourites as bribery, corruption and intimidation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gangster   (606 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Gangster   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gangsters are members of a professional crime organisation, such as a gang or a mafia group.
Other classic gangster endeavours include prostitution and charging local businesses protection money as if the gang were a private security firm, when in fact the payments are made solely to protect the business from the gangsters themselves and sometimes from other gangs.
Gangsters also are known for attempting to manipulate the outcome of civil institutions, such as court cases and political elections, through bribery and intimidation.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Gangster   (409 words)

  
 Gangster - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Gangster is a member of a professional crime organisation, such as a gang or a mafia group.
Usually, members of the mafia or similar organization are referred to as mobsters while individual high-scale criminals who participate in mob-like activity or members of a small criminal enterprise are referred to as gangsters.
Gangsters typically run their operations as a pseudo-business in that they do offer some product or service, albeit an illegal one.
voyager.in /Gangster   (285 words)

  
 Gangster Mind
Bribes and felonies are part of your repertoire as you wage war against other gangsters for control of the underworld.
Thugs and body guards to protect you and help you attack other Gangsters.
Answer: When a Gangster attacks you, you can attack him back as many times as you want for 24 hours after his last attack, even if he's out of your range.
www.gangstermind.com /faq.php   (3519 words)

  
 Gangster: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
Jerry Seinfeld and the "Bee Movie" turned the tables on "American Gangster" and took the No. 1 spot for the weekend box office.
American Gangster is still kicking ass at the boxoffice this weekend, reports Variety.
His CD American Gangster was released in stores this past Tuesday.
www.technorati.com /tag/Gangster   (525 words)

  
 Gangster No. 1 - Rotten Tomatoes
When a young gangster (Paul Bettany) starts working for gang leader Freddie Mays (David Thewlis), known as the Butcher of Mayfair, he dreams of being everything that Freddie is: smooth, sophisticated, impeccably dressed, always with the right women, and driving the fanciest cars.
Yet another genre exercise, Gangster No. 1 is as generic as its title.
Gangster No. 1 is solid, satisfying fare for adults.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/gangster_no_1   (819 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Profile: India's fugitive gangster
The gangster, according to Indian investigators, was born in the western city of Ratnagiri, the son of a police constable.
His Bollywood connections came out in the open when he was seen on television sitting with a number of leading stars and watching international cricket matches in the Gulf city of Sharjah.
Javed Miandad's son, Junaid, got married to Mahrukh Ibrahim, one of the gangster's daughters, at a lavish ceremony in Dubai last July.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/4775531.stm   (826 words)

  
 Gangster Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A gangster is a general term, though frequently misused, for a career criminal who is, or at some point almost invariably becomes, a member of a violent crime organization, such as a gang or mafia.
Gangsters often run their operations as businesses insofar as they offer a "product" or "service", albeit an illegal one, or, as is sometimes the case, a legitimate business operating as a front for criminal activity.
Gangsters are also known for attempting to manipulate the outcome of civil institutions, such as court cases and political elections by various means, including such time-honoured favourites as bribery, corruption and intimidation.
www.bookrags.com /Gangster   (899 words)

  
 Crime film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What's seen as the bleak nature of some of these source materials often led some in the film industry to attempt to "lighten" the story when it was translated into film.
Gangster films typically focus on the power struggles within gangs rather than on the policemen who try to stop them (although there are exceptions, such as The Untouchables).
The most common storyline depicts an individual's rise to power within the organization, followed by his betrayal and murder by the gang or being killed by police.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gangster_film   (864 words)

  
 Gangster Films - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Gangster Films, action-oriented films that focus on the criminal activities of gang members.
B movies covered all genres, but Westerns and gangster thrillers, with their often interchangeable plots, were the most common.
For example, in the 1930s, the great period of the gangster film, there were few major Westerns, and those there were came at the start and end of...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Gangster_Films.html   (187 words)

  
 Gangster Hats.
These gangster hats come in fl or grey, have a classic grosgrain band, and are water repellent.
The fl gangster hats, with their certain intimidating effect are the most popular.
Since that time, gangster hats have become the most preferred of all men's hats with gangster hats being the most popular during the swing era and the days of the Chicago mobs.
withaswing.com /hats/fedora/gangster   (141 words)

  
 Gangster Hats.
These gangster hats come in fl or grey, have a classic grosgrain band, and are water repellent.
Gangster hats have been seen on everyone from Al Capone to Elliot Ness and Frank Sinatra.
Since that time, gangster hats have become the most preferred of all men's hats with gangster hats being the most popular during the swing era and the days of the Chicago mobs.
www.withaswing.com /hats/fedora/gangster   (141 words)

  
 Gangster No. 1 DVD film movie trailer review at The Z Review
Gangster No. 1 tells the story in retrospect of Gangster, played by both Paul Bettany and, during his later years, Malcolm McDowell.
The film shows the young gangster's desire for power as he is introduced into the 'gang' of London gangster Freddie Mays, the Butcher of Mayfair.
Gangster No. 1 is not for the faint hearted, not for someone who disliked the more colourful words in the English language, of which there are plenty.
www.thezreview.co.uk /dvdreviews/g/gangsterno1.htm   (500 words)

  
 DVD Talk Review: Gangster No. 1
Gangster No. 1 shares with fellow "British gangster movies" Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels a distinctive visual style marked by fractured, stylized images, extremely mobile camera work, and a willingness to present events on-screen in a manner very different from what we'd call objective reality.
Gangster No. 1 takes on an ambitious task, of portraying in a convincing manner the mental state of a character who, because of his psychopathic nature, will be alien to viewers.
Gangster No. 1 also suffers from having to share the DVD space with a pan-and-scan version of the film; with only half the possible space available, the video quality is negatively affected, with a general lack of clarity throughout.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=4794   (864 words)

  
 Gangster
Warshow argues that one way in which the gangster film resolves conflicts is through discord between the plot of the gangster film and its “tacked-on ending”.
Indeed, Warshow believes “the effect of the gangster film is to embody this dilemma in the person of the gangster and resolve it by his death” (Warshow 133).
These three aspects can be correlated with the individual’s unhappiness in society seen through his delight in sadism (id), the forced enthusiasm of the individual and the tacked-on ending as attempts to obey society’s rules (superego), and the use of narrative and the ritual view of communication to resolve these conflicts (ego).
www.unc.edu /~franco/writings/gangster.html   (1633 words)

  
 Black Gangster Disiciples
The Black Gangster Disciple Nation was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by David Barksdale, leader of the Gonzanto Disciples, and Larry Hoover, leader of the Supreme Disciples.
In the 1990s the Gangster Disciples entered into politics through the formation of the "Growth and Development" movement.
Gangster Disciples began blanketing the city of Chicago attempting to register voters from the inner city.
www.knowgangs.com /gang_resources/black_gangster_disciples/bgd_001.htm   (435 words)

  
 Gangster No. 1 (2000): Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany, David Thewlis - PopMatters Film Review
Gangster No. 1, set in the swinging underworld of 1960s South London gangs, follows the rise of Gangster (played by Paul Bettany as a young man and Malcolm McDowell when older, narrating his life story in flashback).
Gangster is seduced by the thrill playing the part of Freddie's bodyguard but his connection to Freddie is cemented by envy, not loyalty.
Gangster's need to impress Freddie even as he betrays him reveals the hint of sexual desire that forms the film's most interesting dynamic.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/g/gangster-no-1.shtml   (1120 words)

  
 Friday flicks: Masand's Verdict : rajeev masand, friday, flicks : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
In director Anurag Basu's new film Gangster which opens this week, newcomer Kangana Ranaut is a chick who needs to take her pick.
She's a gangster's moll, holed up in a small apartment in Seol while her boyfriend's on the run from the law, doing shady business across the globe.
Gangster is what you'd appropriately describe as a character-driven drama, in which the tension and screenplay movement comes not so much from the basic plot as it does from the characters and their motivations.
www.ibnlive.com /news/friday-flicks-masands-verdict/9019-8-1.html   (602 words)

  
 Movie Review : New find Kangna is surprise package in 'Gangster' - Music India OnLine
As he shrieks and protests against the injustice of a justice system that turns his love into a mocking betrayal - the narrative tells us how difficult it is to take a moral stand on the question of right and wrong in the matter of love and morality.
Stylishly shot by cinematographer Bobby Singh, "Gangster" is a gripping tale where all three principal actors turn in competent performances.
Like Bhatt's early films, "Gangster" takes us to the darkest recesses of the human heart where the devil and the saint are slyly affiliated.
www.musicindiaonline.com /ar/i/movie_name/8354/1   (504 words)

  
 Movie Review : Gangster   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GANGSTER talks of a dreaded gangster and there are sequences that depict violence.
She is the girlfriend of the dreaded gangster Daya [Shiny Ahuja], a man on the run.
On the whole, GANGSTER is one of the finest films to hit the screens this year.
www.indiafm.com /movies/review/12775/index.html   (973 words)

  
 How the gangster film began. - By Stanley Crouch - Slate Magazine
The gangster is never less than arrogant, resentful, and possessed of an optimism so naive that it might become ruthless.
The mood was perfect for the emergence of the gangster film, which arrived from Warner Bros. with the startling realism of The Public Enemy and Little Caesar in 1931.
Humphrey Bogart emerges as the outlaw, not the gangster.
www.slate.com /id/2151867   (1104 words)

  
 gangster - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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Gangster Film, motion picture based on fictional or actual criminals or crimes.
Gangster films typically feature violent action, car chases, and gun...
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 Search Results for "gangster"
...American gangster who was declared Public Enemy Number One by the FBI in 1933 for his role in a string of bank robberies and at least three murders.
...Italian-born American gangster who ruthlessly ruled the Chicago underworld and was imprisoned (1931-1939) for tax evasion....
A woman companion of a gunman or gangster.
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 This Gangster packs a punch!
Gangster's end is a fitting one, though perhaps a bit too slow at the very climax.
Even after the audience has had its moment of clarity, things move sluggishly and the director could ideally have chosen not to have spelt it out as much, and perhaps edited that particular section better.
Gangster is a wonderful film with power-packed performances from all the actors.One of the finest film ever made.I truly acknowledge with Mr.Sen for his commenst...
www.rediff.com /movies/2006/apr/28gangster.htm   (1127 words)

  
 INTERVIEW: Gangster Flick as Greek Tragedy: Paul McGuigan on "Gangster No. 1"
They had written "Gangster" and the guy who directed "Sexy Beast," Jonathan Glazer, was supposed to direct "Gangster," but he left for some reason, and so I was asked to direct it.
Freddie arrives at the house and Gangster invites him in and he's reconstructed Freddie's car, his Aston Martin, in the living room, and Gangster goes into the car, and he starts revving the car and the smoke's going everywhere.
And when you're doing something like "Gangster," and someone isn't doing something that you believe in, you know straight away, because I've done lots of stuff with the people who are really like that.
www.indiewire.com /people/int_McGuigan_Paul_020617.html   (2020 words)

  
 Gangster Mind
An undisputed kingpin must emerge to fill the power vacuum, regulate the rackets and reign as the Mastermind...
GangsterMind is a FREE, browser-based game where you are a ruthless Gangster thirsting for money and power.
At the helm of an organized crime gang, you will...
gangstermind.com   (70 words)

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