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The Trouble with Men - Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema : Wallflower Press - Phil Powrie

The Trouble with Men - Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema

Wallflower Press

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Published: 19th January 2005
For Ages: 22+ years old
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A collection of essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Spilt into four sections - stars, class and race, fathers and bodies - areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema, romantic comedy and beur cinema. National cinemas discussed include Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France. Michael Caine's status as a working class hero is featured alongside Gene Kelly and camp, and Alain Delon's spectacular masculinity; other films mentioned include Aprile, Seul contre tous, Notting Hill, The Beach and Gladiator.

This volume demonstrates the rich possibilities for further scholarship on manhood in world cinema... Recommended.--Choice

Introduction: Turning the Male Inside Out
Stars
Dancing with Balls in the 1940s: Sissies, Sailors, and the Camp Masculinity of Gene Kelly
He Is as He Is - and Always Will Be: Clark Gable and the Reassertion of Hegemonic Masculinity
Framing the Wolf: The Spectacular Masculinity of Alain Delon
Deconstructing Paco Rabal: Masculinity, Myth, and Meaning
Masculinity and Class: Michael Caine as 'Working Class Hero'
The Rewards of Diffidence: Hugh Grant and the Revival of English Romantic Comedy
Class and Race
Cinema's Queer Jews: Jewishness and Masculinity in Yiddish Cinema
A Working Class Hero Is Something To Be: Changing Representations of Class and Masculinity in British Cinema
Masculinity and Exclusion in post-1995 Beur and Banlieue films
Fathers
Herr Lubitsch Joins the Korps Saxonia: History, Gesture, and Homosociality in The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg
'Pink Neorealism' and the Rehearsal of Gender Roles 1946-1955
'Can the Man Panic?': Masculinity and Fatherhood in Nanni Moretti's Aprile (1998)
Lost Boys: Trauma, Masculinity, and the Missing Child Film
Like Father?: Failing Parents and Angelic Children in Contemporary British Social Realist Cinema
Bodies
Queer Looks, Male Gazes, Taut Torsos, and Designer Labels: Contemporary Cinema, Consumption, and Masculinity
The Male Body and the Female Gaze in Carmen Films
'They Look So Uncomplicated Once They're Dissected': The Act of Seeing the Dead Penis with One's Own Eyes
The W/hole and the Abject
Batman, Masculinity, and the Technology of Abjection
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ISBN: 9781904764083
ISBN-10: 1904764088
Series: Wallflower Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 19th January 2005
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.5