Wiseguys: Italian Americans In Film

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Wiseguys: Italian Americans In Film
SBS  |  December 26, 2010

Wiseguys: Italian Americans in Film tells of the migrant experience of Italian Americans and how they came to find themselves represented onscreen. The Godfather, Scarface, Goodfellas... gangster films have been a part of American film culture for more than 100 years. Since the beginning of silent films, Italian Americans were depicted as icons of criminality. But are the stereotypes a fair depiction of Italian culture?

Wiseguys: Italian Americans in Film tells of the migrant experience of Italian Americans and how they came to find themselves represented onscreen. The Godfather, Scarface, Goodfellas... gangster films have been a part of American film culture for more than 100 years. Since the beginning of silent films, Italian Americans were depicted as icons of criminality. But are the stereotypes a fair depiction of Italian culture?

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