"Bullets Over Hollywood" chronicles the blood-soaked landscape and enduring appeal of the American gangster movie - - from its origins in the silent film era to modern times.

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"Bullets Over Hollywood" delves into America's fascination with gangsters and features historical perspective, analysis, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and details about the connection between real-life hoods and their cinematic alter egos. The documentary chronicles films such as the _American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]_ film _Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)_ (the 1912 film directed by D.W. Griffith that began it all), 1930's and '40s classics including "Little Caesar," "The Public Enemy," "The Roaring Twenties," "The Petrified Forest" and "High Sierra," to such modern tales as "The Godfather," "Scarface," "Goodfellas," "Donnie Brasco," "Casino," "A Bronx Tale," "Carlito's Way," "Once Upon a Time in America" and many more. The special takes a look at television with shows such as "The Sopranos" and "Growing Up Gotti," all part of America's parallel fascination with fictional and real-life gangsters. Written by Jonathan Taylor

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Featured in the documentary is the historic gangster film The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) produced by _American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]_ which is still in existence today. It was also one of the first gangster films ever made, and was an inspiration to filmmaker Martin Scorsese for his films such as Goodfellas (1990). See more »

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Very Good Documentary on the Gangster film genre
13 February 2006 | by (Breinigsville, PA) – See all my reviews

This is a very good documentary on the gangster film genre from the early days up until today. This documentary deals with movies such as Scarface (the original from 1932 & the remake from 1983), Goodfellas, etc & the actors who made the gangster genre such as Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney & Humpfrey Bogart.

This documentary explains the fascination that people have with gangsters & also the stories of real gangsters such as Al Capone, John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc. Even real gangsters such as Henry Hill are interviewed.

This documentary shows how people love the gangsters even though they are evil.


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