1931. USA. Mervyn LeRoy. 78 min.
Saturday, August 23, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1931. USA. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. With Edward G. Robinson. The gangster films of the 1930s, with narratives focused on the disparity between wealth and poverty, racial and class discrimination, and the prominence of organized crime, informed Dalí's image of urban America. Drawing on the 1913 serial The Mysteries of New York, Dalí created his own drawing/scenario titled Gangsterism and Goofy Visions of New York (1935), which conflated cinematic images from gangster films. 78 min.