Crime Books and Films

Oct 3, 2009
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Left to Right: cover of Richard Condon's 1959 novel (1960 Signet edtion); poster from the original film (1962); poster from film remake (2004). The assassins of the Kennedy brothers acted in cold blood, not under mind control. by Mel Ayton To coincide with the 40th...
Apr 30, 2009
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March 8, 2009 The Return of the Irish-American Gangster to the Silver Screen by Steven Gerald Farrell When The Godfather was released in the early 1970s, it effectively created a myth of the virtually unbeatable Italian crime family for the American public that endured for...
Apr 30, 2009
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October 14, 2007 The Raid in Teaneck is the prologue from Ron Chepesiuk and Anthony Gonzalez's book, Superfly: The True Untold Story of Frank Lucas, American Gangster. (A major movie about Lucas entitled American Gangster and starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe will...
Apr 24, 2009
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April 5, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal's 27 years on Death Row for a murder he did not commit would have turned almost anyone else into an embittered, defeated man. Instead, he has remained what he always was, "the voice of the voiceless," as he demonstrates yet again in his most...
Apr 24, 2009
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April 12, 2009Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime BooksCaught up in the immediacy of modern-day crime, which we can follow in all its horror millisecond-by-millisecond via the Internet, we shudder in real time over the spring 2009 mass shootings around America and over...

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