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    Music has been divided in different types and styles that have ranged from traditional to the current new genres. Many of the genres of music have had a history behind themselves having both geographical and cultural significance. Many of the genres has had a following resembling a cult going beyond the 20th century. Some of the genres that continue to be popular in the world today include Alternative Music, Classical music, Dance music, County music, Electronic music, Hip hop, Opera, R & B and Reggae

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    'The Godfather' is the most revolutionary gangster film of all time, it rewrote the gangster genre in such a stylized way that all latter gangster films have conformed to this genre but also evolved it as films have progressed. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola 'The Godfather' re-invented the gangster genre elevating it to a Hollywood status and making it commercially profitable. It looks into the life of the 'Corleone' family and represents America at that point in time

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    The Change of the Gangster Genre The two films that I have chosen to analyze are Carlito's Way (1993) and Out of Sight (1998) both films are of the gangster/crime genre. Genre means what type anything belongs to, or what kind of category something can be placed in. The gangster films belong to the crime genre. The most popular gangster films made were in the 1930's, during this period America was going through the depressions and audiences wanted the characters of

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    America gangster genre were life lessons that faced social issues and revealed the reality of materialism. The typological characteristics in the gangster films’ were stories being told from a criminal’s point of view. Most gangster protagonists in the films are born outsider, immigrants, or other groups who continues to be treated as outsiders. The gangster genre illustrates immigrants and nativists who had different perspectives about what is the ‘American Dream’. The history of the gangster genre

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    Genre theory is a way to help one study films and to classify films into different groups so that viewers have an idea of what they will be watching before they even watch it. The genre is like a glossary for movies. All films fall under at least one genre and most can be more narrowly categorized into sub genres. (Goodykoontz &Jacobs, 2014, table 4.1). Moreover, one of the more iconic and popular genres would have to be the gangster film genre. However, there are many other genres, but the gangster

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    The Popularity of Gangster Films in the Early Nineteen-Thirties The late 1920s in America was a particularly tumultuous period of time for the country. The Wall Street Crash in 1929 had led to high levels of unemployment and dissatisfaction within the country. The Depression (1929-1934), which was a direct result of The Wall Street Crash, led to a breakdown of industry and commerce within the country and weakened its global position

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    Without sound, the gangster films could not come to life. It was the 1930s that the events of the prohibition era such as bootlegging and the St. Valentines Day Massacre of 1929, and the existence of real life gangsters and the rise of contemporary organized crime helped to encourage this genre. The talkies are accounted for the rise of crime films. The first talkie “100% all talking” picture and, of course, the first sound gangster film was The Lights of New York in 1928. Martin

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    authoritarian control for over half a century it left the country in an extremely divided society. Chaos was bound to occur and thus the drug problem spread vastly throughout Brazil. In this world of violence, children are exposed to experienced teenage gangsters who provide the criminal influence and training to them. The exposed children then start with gaining money from various stealing, looting, robberies and thus progresses to more severe criminal acts. * Murders also occur and gang warfare

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    The United States of America faces a highly complex problem that is threatening to destroy the fabric of its unique urban society. This problem has been developing for many years and has become entwined into the core of American society to such a point where it has virtually become accepted as the norm to the millions of people whose quality of life has been greatly reduced by it. The problem in its most simple form is crime, however, this is evident as a problem that

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    The Infamous Gangster: Al Capone The most infamously known mobster and gangster, Alphonse Capone better known as Al Capone or Scarface, was born in poverty and worked his way up to get power. His mother, Teresina, immigrated from Italy to New York where Al Capone grew up poor. He ended up quitting school and worked in a bowling alley. Al Capone grew up in a bad neighborhood and ended up being a gangster at the age of eight-teen. He then made some choices based on what his gang leader told him.

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