The Trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema

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A collection of original 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.

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Overview

A collection of original 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.

Wallflower Press

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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904764083
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Phil Powrie is editor of Contemporary French Cinema: Continuity and Difference (1999) and author of Jean-Jaques Beineix (2001). Ann Davies is author of Don Juan and Changing Gender Relations (2002). Bruce Babington is editor of British Stars and Stardom: From Alma Taylor to Sean Connery (2002) and author of Launder and Gilliat (2002). All the editors teach at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Turning the Male Inside Out, by Phil Powrie, Bruce Babington, and Ann DaviesSection 1: Stars1. Dancing with Balls in the 1940s: Sissies, Sailors, and the Camp Masculinity of Gene Kelly, by Steven Cohan2. He Is as He Is - and Always Will Be: Clark Gable and the Reassertion of Hegemonic Masculinity, by Timothy Connelly3. Framing the Wolf: The Spectacular Masculinity of Alain Delon, by Graeme Hayes4. Deconstructing Paco Rabal: Masculinity, Myth, and Meaning, by Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas5. Masculinity and Class: Michael Caine as 'Working Class Hero', by Robert Shail6. The Rewards of Diffidence: Hugh Grant and the Revival of English Romantic Comedy, by Andrew SpicerSection 2: Class and Race7. Cinema's Queer Jews: Jewishness and Masculinity in Yiddish Cinema, by Michele Aaron8. A Working Class Hero Is Something To Be: Changing Representations of Class and Masculinity in British Cinema, by John Hill9. Masculinity and Exclusion in post-1995 Beur and Banlieue films, by Carrie TarrSection 3: Fathers10. Herr Lubitsch Joins the Korps Saxonia: History, Gesture, and Homosociality in The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg, by Bruce Babington11. 'Pink Neorealism' and the Rehearsal of Gender Roles 1946-1955, by Mary Wood12. 'Can the Man Panic?': Masculinity and Fatherhood in Nanni Moretti's Aprile (1998), by Paul Sutton13. Lost Boys: Trauma, Masculinity, and the Missing Child Film, by Emma Wilson14. Like Father?: Failing Parents and Angelic Children in Contemporary British Social Realist Cinema, by James LeggottSection 4: Bodies15. Queer Looks, Male Gazes, Taut Torsos, and Designer Labels: Contemporary Cinema, Consumption, and Masculinity, by Pamela Church-Gibson16. The Male Body and the Female Gaze in Carmen Films, by Ann Davies17. 'They Look So Uncomplicated Once They're Dissected': The Act of Seeing the Dead Penis with One's Own Eyes, by Peter Lehman18. The W/hole and the Abject, by Phil Powrie19. Batman, Masculinity, and the Technology of Abjection, by Calvin Thomas

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