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To extent does Reservoir Dogs conform to the expected Conventions of the gangster genre I believe that the film Reservoir Dogs does not conform to the typical conventions of the gangster genre I also believe that the director Quentin Tarintino has made the conscience effort not to put the typical conventions of the gangster genre in this film because he realised that many films before had used them and although they were very successful The Godfather trilogy Goodfellas Casino etc He knew that his film would be seen as a poor imitation of them and also he thought that the target audience 18-40 year old males would be bored of watching a very similar type of film to the others So for these reasons he decided to step away from the typical conventions of the gangster genre in order for his film to be as successful as possible The first and most striking way that Tarintino has stepped away from the gangster genre is by not using the idea of the gangsters being a Family because none of the gang members know each other This is very important when the audience thinks about the values of the gangsters in the film This is because in other gangster films the gangsters feel that being part of the Family was very important and because of this they would remain loyal to each other So the difference in this film is that the audience already knows the gangsters are amoral but also there is the added twist that they have no loyalty to each other so they could double cross each other at any time Which is shown with the undercover policeman in the gang and the Mr Pink suggests leaving with the diamonds to Mr White Although the audience would suspect there to be little loyalty within the gang they would be surprised with the ending when Mr White turns on
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