Dying To Belong: Gangster Movies in Hollywood and Hong Kong
2007. Wiley Blackwell.
A cutting edge, thought-provoking analysis of the gangster genre, as it has evolved in two seemingly disparate film cultures: Hollywood and Hong Kong. This book re-examines the genre`s core values, how they`ve evolved, and how both cultures have borrowed and re-evaluated each other`s work.
Contains a 20 page transcript of an in-person, exclusive interview conducted with David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos.
"An original and much-needed intersectional study of American and Hong Kong gangster films, Dying to Belong challenges our most basic truisms about this genre." - Linda Mizejewski, Ohio State University