'The Irishman,' a winning formula of crime and family

Published November 25, 2019


A Reuters story about “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s new film about the Bufalino crime family and union leader Jimmy Hoffa, quotes pop culture expert David Schmid, associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. “It’s a genre that really hits that sweet spot between a fascination with crime and a set of relatable family dynamics,” said Schmid, who is also the editor of “Violence in American Popular Culture.”

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