Throughout history, Mobsters have always fascinated the public. Present in films like THE GODFATHER, GOODFELLAS, and the television series THE SOPRANOS, gangsters have a mysterious yet intimidating appeal. GANGSTER CHRONICLES investigates the phenomenon, examining their development throughout history, and questioning what it is about the gangster that draws the audience in. Looking at the way the gangster image has evolved in the public eye, filmmakers focus on such infamous figures as Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, John Gotti, Charles "Lucky" Benjamin, and Alphonse "Scarface" Capone. From the beginnings of the mob in America on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the effects of prohibition on gangster life, this documentary delves deep into the underbelly of the world of organized crime.
20th Century |
New York City