Screening the Male

Author: Steve Cohan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134900090
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Screening the male re-examines the problematic status of masculinity both in Hollywood cinema and feminist film theory. Classical Hollywood cinema has been theoretically established as a vast pleasure machine, manufacturing an idealized viewer through its phallocentric ideological apparatus. Feminist criticism has shown how difficult it is for the female viewer to resist becoming implicated in this representational system. But the theroies have overlooked the significance of the problem itself - of the masuline motivation at the core of the system. The essays here explore those male characters, spectators, and performers who occupy positions conventionally encoded as "feminine" in Hollywood narrative and questions just how secure that orthodox male position is. Screening the Male brings together an impressive group of both established and emerging scholars from Britain, the United States and Australia unified by a concern with issues that film theorists have exclusively inked to the femninie and not the masculne: spectacle, masochism, passivity, masquerade and, most of all, the body as it signifies gendered, racial, class and generatonal differences.

Masked Men

Author: Steve Cohan
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253115874
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The fifties marks the moment when a heterosexual/homosexual dualism came to dominate U.S. culture's thinking about masculinity. The films of this era record how gender and sexuality did not easily come together in a normative manhood common to American men. Instead these films demonstrate the widely held perception of a crises of masculinity. Masked Men documents how movies of the fifties represented masculinity as a multiple masquerade. Hollywood's star system positioned the male actor as a professional performer and as a body intended to solicit the erotic interest of male and female viewers alike. Drawing on publicity, poster art, fan magazines, and the popular press as a means of following the links between fifties stars, their films, and the social tensions of the period, Cohan juxtaposes Hollywood's narratives of masculinity against the personae of leading men like Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, William Holden, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, and Rock Hudson. Masked Men focuses on the gender and sexual masquerades that organized their performances of masculinity on and off screen.

Verfolgungsjagden

Author: Volker Pietsch
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383943386X
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Der Film wird immer wieder in Konkurrenz zur Literatur gesetzt - von Künstlern und Lehrern, Wissenschaft und Politik. Oft geht dabei die Angst vor dem Film mit der Angst um das Buch einher. Doch welche Argumente und versteckten Motive prägen den Wettstreit der Medien? Wie beeinflusst er unsere Erziehung über Generationen hinweg bis zur Gegenwart? Volker Pietsch eröffnet eine Vielfalt an Perspektiven zu einer Geschichte von 120 Jahren Theorie und Kulturpolitik - und damit eine anregende Studie für alle, die sich für die eigene Medienbiographie interessieren. Zugleich erwächst aus der Diskurskritik ein neuer, umfassender Vergleich der beiden Künste, der auch als Grundlage für die pädagogische Praxis dienen kann.

Broken Men

Author: Kathrin Mädler
Publisher: Schüren Verlag
ISBN: 3741000396
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Gibt es eine Krise der Männlichkeit und wie zeigt sie sich in aktuellen Hollywood-Filmen? Die Autorin greift Überlegungen zu diesem Thema auf und stellt anhand der Analyse der Filme American Beauty, The Shipping News, Magnolia, Mystic River und Boys Don't Cry die Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion von Männlichkeit und Gender im Genre des Melodramas dar. Die Grenzen zwischen den Geschlechtern verwischen zusehends. Männlichkeit als performatives Konstrukt tritt an Stelle des weiblichen Subjets in den Identitätskonflikt im Melodrama ein. Männlichkeit wird daher immer öfter zum Diskussionsgegenstand. Diese Problemstellungen werden in den angeführten Hollywoodfilmen thematisiert und spiegeln so die tatsächliche gesellschaftliche Aktualität des Themas wieder.

Screenings

Author: Andrea Ellmeier
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 9783205785200
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M nnlichkeit

Author: Stefan Horlacher
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 347605196X
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Männlichkeitsbilder im Wandel. Männlichkeit ist ein Forschungsfeld, das sich in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten innerhalb der Geschlechterforschung immer stärker profiliert hat. Mittlerweile ist die Beschäftigung mit Männlichkeit auch in Medizin, Psychologie, Soziologie, Film- und Literaturwissenschaft zu einem festen Bestandteil geworden. Das Handbuch stellt einen Dialog zwischen den etablierten anglo-amerikanischen Masculinity Studies und der in Europa betriebenen Männlichkeitsforschung her, beleuchtet die wissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen und führt die wichtigsten natur-, sozial- und geisteswissenschaftlichen Perspektiven in einem interdisziplinären Ansatz zusammen. Dabei wird das jeweils fachspezifisch hervorgebrachte Wissen über Männlichkeit von führenden Forschern bilanziert und weitergedacht.

The Ultimate Stallone Reader

Author: Chris Holmlund
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850646
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Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer, and director – all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention. Eleven original essays by internationally-known scholars examine Stallone's contributions to mainstream cinema, independent film, and television. This volume also offers innovative approaches to star, gender, and celebrity studies, performance analysis, genre criticism, industry and reception inquiry, and the question of what it means to be an auteur. Ultimately, The Ultimate Stallone Reader investigates the place that Sylvester Stallone occupies within an industry and a culture that have both undergone much evolution, and how his work has reflected and even driven these changes.

Bi Textualit t

Author: Annegret Heitmann
Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783503049912
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Men s Cinema

Author: Stella Bruzzi
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748676198
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Men's Cinema offers a fresh theorisation of men in Hollywood cinema via a theoretical discussion of definitions of masculinity and the close textual analysis of classic and contemporary films. Through an examination of mise-en-scene, Men's Cinema moves beyond discussions of representation and narrative to an exploration of the physical or instinctive effects of cinema and how we are invited to engage with, desire or identify with Hollywood's vision of men and masculinity. By delineating how Hollywood has built up and refined the language of men's cinema through a series of recurrent, refined tropes, this book critically explores masculinity and the concept of a male aesthetic within film.Films discussed include: The Deer Hunter, Dirty Harry, Goodfellas, Inception, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Once Upon a Time in the West, Point Break, Raging Bull, Rebel Without A Cause, Reservoir Dogs, Sherlock Holmes, There's Always Tomorrow, The Wild Bunch.

Men and Masculinities in Irish Cinema

Author: D. Ging
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291931
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Spanning a broad trajectory, from the New Gaelic Man of post-independence Ireland to the slick urban gangsters of contemporary productions, this study traces a significant shift from idealistic images of Irish manhood to a much more diverse and gender-politically ambiguous range of male identities on the Irish screen.