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Author Tucker, Ken, 1953-

Title Scarface nation : the ultimate gangster movie and how it changed America / Ken Tucker
Edition First edition
Published New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2008


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Description x, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Scarface lives among us -- 2. The movie -- 3. Making a Scarface -- 4. Four creators -- 5. Scarface music -- 6. The origins : Howard Hawks's Scarface -- 7. The origins : Armitage Trail's Scarface -- 8. Alterna-Scarfaces : movies, TV shows, novels, and comic books -- 9. President Scarface -- 10. Scarface : its money, its women, its power -- 11. A meaning of Scarface -- App. Scarface as a business plan
Summary "Brian De Palma's brash, bloody version of Scarface was trashed by critics when it came out twenty-five years ago and didn't do well at the box office, but it has become a spectacular fan favorite and enduring pop-culture classic since." "Scarface Nation is Ken Tucker's homage to all things Scarface - from the stars who acted in it to the influence it's had on all of us, from facts, figures, and stories about the making of the movie to a witty and comprehensive look at Scarface's traces in today's pop and political culture."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-269) and index
Subject Scarface (Motion picture : 1983)
Crime films.
Gangster films.
LC no. 2008021152
ISBN 9780312330590