Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Gangster Squad, Lingeman's The Noir Forties, Detour, Brick: Neo-Noir & Fate
In the annals of Hollywood history, there has been no studio more associated with the gangster genre than Warner Bros. Pictures. From Robinson, Cagney and Bogart appearing in films like “The Public Enemy” and “Angels With Dirty Faces”, to De Niro and Scorcese’s “Goodfellas”, Warner Bros.’ reputation as the “gangster studio” is one well earned. With that reputation and the current resurgence of the gangster in modern pop culture – “The Godfather” never really went away, while “Boardwalk Empire” is a TV favorite – it seemed inconceivable that the star-studded “Gangster Squad” could be anything but a hit with fans and critics.