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New Hollywood Violence : Inside Popular Film - Steven Schneider

New Hollywood Violence

Inside Popular Film

By: Steven Schneider (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 2004
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"New Hollywood Violence" is a groundbreaking collection of essays devoted to an interrogation of various aspects, dimensions, and depictions of violence in New Hollywood filmmaking. "New Hollywood" refers to the return to genre filmmaking following America's flirtation with European art cinema in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and is characterized by vast production budgets and special effects. Focusing on the motivations, the formal and stylistic qualities and the cultural politics of violence as well as the effects on viewers, the collection is divided into four sections: "Surveys and schemas"; "Spectacle and style"; "Race and gender" and "Politics to ideology." An Afterword by Stephen Prince reflects on the various essays and points the way towards areas of future exploration.

List of illustrationsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Surveys and schemasp. 11
The "film violence" trope: New Hollywood, "the Sixties," and the politics of historyp. 13
Hitchcock and the dramaturgy of screen violencep. 34
Violence reduxp. 57
The big impossible: action-adventure's appeal to adolescent boysp. 80
Spectacle and stylep. 101
Aristotle v. the action filmp. 103
"Killingly funny": mixing modalities in New Hollywood's comedy-with-violencep. 126
Killing in style: the aestheticization of violence in Donald Cammell's White of the Eyep. 144
Terrence Malick's war film sutra: meditating on The Thin Red Linep. 165
Race and genderp. 183
From homeboy to Baby Boy: masculinity and violence in the films of John Singletonp. 185
"Once upon the time there were three little girls...": girls, violence, and Charlie's Angelsp. 205
Playing with fire: women, art, and danger in American movies of the 1980sp. 230
Politics and ideologyp. 247
From "blood auteurism" to the violence of pornography: Sam Peckinpah and Oliver Stonep. 249
"Too much red meat!"p. 269
Tarantino's deadly homosocialp. 286
Fight Club and the political (im)potence of consumer era revoltp. 304
Afterwordp. 318
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780719067235
ISBN-10: 0719067235
Series: Inside Popular Film
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.44