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Essay The Untouchables

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A sociological analysis of the 1987 film, using routine activities, strain and differential association theories to explain film’s depiction of organized crime.

At the outset of the film the viewers are presented with the prevailing situation in Chicago which has turned into a city at war due to the enforcement of prohibition laws. (Prohibiting liquor). The direction is top notch and De Palma has taken every care to ensure the effectiveness of each scene with suspense reeling out all the time. The music scores really well with nice undertones, which increase the thrill of the moment. The dexterity of the director is revealed even in the very first scene.

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