‘Safe Crime’ by Russell Williams
This study on crime cinema looks at the array of genres and ask the question do they appeal because they allow the audience to watch things they would otherwise abhor from a safe distance.
It takes leading films from the past decades and looks at them alongside the cultural events that surrounded them.
It also compares the genre to other cinematic forms.
Russell Williams draws some surprising conclusions about the enduring popularity of crime films.
Author Quick Facts
Russell Williams worked in TV for many years in production and is writes articles about media for local press.
He has a degree in history and is currently working on a book about crime films have changed.