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The ‘HEIST’ Genre. Heist Examples. Italian Job(s) Lock Stock & Two smoking Barrels Oceans 11(s) Heist The Great St.Louis Train Robbery Buster Sneakers The Score Reservoir Dogs (Plays with the Genre). Familiar Roles. Criminal Gang Mastermind/Leader

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The heist genre

The ‘HEIST’ Genre


Heist examples

Heist Examples

  • Italian Job(s)

  • Lock Stock & Two smoking Barrels

  • Oceans 11(s)

  • Heist

  • The Great St.Louis Train Robbery

  • Buster

  • Sneakers

  • The Score

  • Reservoir Dogs (Plays with the Genre)


Familiar roles

Familiar Roles

  • Criminal Gang

  • Mastermind/Leader

  • Individual Professionals (Getaway Man, Explosives Expert)


Familiar settings

Familiar Settings

  • Juxtaposition of seedy and opulent settings

  • Heist often takes place within institutional surroundings such as casinos, banks etc


Familiar problem issues

Familiar Problem/Issues

  • Transfer of wealth does not run smoothly

  • Internal conflicts will be solved by leader

  • Completion of heist involves a larger dilemma, which often goes unresolved.


Familiar value assumptions

Familiar Value Assumptions

  • Crime is a man’s world

  • Victimless crimes

  • Crime is not a solution to your problems – ‘What a tangled web we weave.’


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