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    Writing a gangster film
    Eipper, Declan Mortimer ( 2010)
    Screenplay: A Melbourne crime family triggers an underworld war to which it falls victim. Thesis: This dissertation discusses the formulation of my first feature film script, Sins of the Fathers. It deals with the genesis, motives, influences and methodology employed in writing my screenplay. It details how my research into Melbourne's underworld and my passion for gangster films informed what I considered might be done with the genre and what I aimed to do differently. I explore whether the gangster genre has been exhausted and discuss the limitations of the genre. I also investigate the importance in the gangster genre of empathising with a protagonist.