New Hollywood Violence

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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 returban 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 ...

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Overview

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 returban 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719067235
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Series: Inside Popular Film Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Jay Schneider is a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema Studies at New York University.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
• Notes on Contributors
• Introduction—Steven Jay Schneider
• Preface—Thomas Schatz
• Surveys and Schemas
• The "Film Violence" Trope: New Hollywood, "The Sixties", and the Politics of History—J. David Slocum
• Hitchcock and the Dramaturgy of Screen Violence—Murray Pomerance
• Violence Redux—Martin Barker
• The Big Impossible: Action—Adventure's Appeal to Adolescent Boys—Theresa Webb and Nick Browne
• Spectacle and style
• Aristotle v. the Action Film—Thomas Leitch
• "Killingly Funny": Mixing Modalities in New Hollywood's Comedy-with-Violence—Geoff King
• Killing in Style: The Aestheticization of Violence in Donald Cammell's White of the Eye—Steven Jay Schneider
• Terrence Malick's War Film Sutra: Meditating on The Thin Red Line—Fred Pheil
• Race and Gender
• From Homeboy to Baby Boy: Masculinity and Violence in the Films of John Singleton—Paula J. Massood
• "Once upon a Time There Were Three Little Girls...": Girls, Violence and Charlie's Angels—Jacinda Read
• Playing with Fire: Women, Art and Danger in American Movies of the 1980s—Susan Felleman
• Politics and Ideology
• From "Blood Auteurism" to the Violence of Pornography: Sam Peckinpah and Oliver Stone—Sylvia Chong
• "Too Much Red Meat!"—David Tetzlaff
• Tarantino's Deadly Homosocial—Todd Onderdonk
Fight Club and the Political (Im)Potence of Consumer Era Revolt—Ken Windrum
• Afterward—Stephen Prince
• Notes
• Index

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