Crime Films Essay

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Crime Films


When looking at the crime film it is important to understand the nature of
the films genre. The genre is a way for the audience to distinguish types of
films. These are categorised together because of standard protocols developed
for a particular types or styles of film. These films usually follow similar
guidelines in order to produce a predictable style for the audience. The
development of genre films is not entirely the prerogative of Hollywood. It is
more the desire of the public viewing audience to have an idea of the type of
film they are about to see. The western, musical or the gangster film are
examples of genre films. These categories of films all have similarities in the
ways in which they are made: musicals end
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People appreciate the
fact that Tony has the guts to do what he wants and at the same time gets the
respect that he feel he deserves. Every mans dream, and on top of that he gets
paid. There is always a fascination when money and power is involved.

The character is portrayed through the majority of the film to be worry
free, on top of the world, healthy, respected, and loved. The major problems
presented to Tony through the earlier portions of the film are those just like
any common man: arguments with his mother and sister; family disputes; and
overzealous protection of his sister. In presenting the life and times of
Camonte, the viewer sees problems that might also be present in his/her own life
and can therefor relate well to them. Being able to emulate the life of the
film character enables the viewer to feel sympathy or compassion. If the viewer
can relate, he can then justify or understand the actions of the condemned.

The audience is lead into the hands of Tony and the sympathy lies with his
expression of emotion. A man whose ruthless desire to be on top enabled him to
kill one of his better friends and sisters lover remains capable of showing
remorse or fear of being alone. This is how we are able to suddenly feel for
him. He's tough: a mans man. You have to like him. The character of Tony
Camonte might be that of a mean and ruthless killer but at least he's a
capitalist,…