The Trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema

Overview

The Trouble With Men is a timely new collection of essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Split into four sections - Stars, Class & Race, Fathers and Bodies - areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema and romantic comedy. National cinemas discussed include Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, as well as discussion of masculinity as represented by contemporary Hollywood. Michael Caine's status as a working-class hero is ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $55.94   
  • New (2) from $55.94   
  • Used (3) from $57.05   
Sending request ...

Overview

The Trouble With Men is a timely new collection of essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Split into four sections - Stars, Class & Race, Fathers and Bodies - areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema and romantic comedy. National cinemas discussed include Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, as well as discussion of masculinity as represented by contemporary Hollywood. Michael Caine's status as a working-class hero is featured alongside Gene Kelly and Alain Delon's spectacular masculinity; other case studies include Aprile (Nanni Moretti), Seul contre tous (Gaspar Noe), Notting Hill (Roger Michell), The Beach (Danny Boyle) and Gladiator (Ridley Scott).
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Choice

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

Choice
This volume demonstrates the rich possibilities for further scholarship on manhood in world cinema... Recommended.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904764090
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 62.50 (w) x 92.50 (h) x 1.00 (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.

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction : turning the male inside out 1
1 Dancing with balls in the 1940s : sissies, sailors and the camp masculinity of Gene Kelly 18
2 He is as he is - and always will be : Clark Gable and the reassertion of hegemonic masculinity 34
3 Framing the wolf : the spectacular masculinity of Alain Delon 42
4 Deconstructing Paco Rabal : masculinity, myth and meaning 54
5 Masculinity and class : Michael Caine as 'working-class hero' 66
6 The reluctance to commit : Hugh Grant and the new British romantic comedy 77
7 Cinema's queer Jews : Jewishness and masculinity in Yiddish cinema 90
8 A working-class hero is something to be? : changing representations of class and masculinity in British cinema 100
9 Masculinity and exclusion in post-1995 Beur and banlieue films 110
10 Herr Lubitsch joins the Corps Saxonia : history, gesture and homosociality in The student prince of Old Heidelberg 122
11 'Pink neorealism' and the rehearsal of gender roles 1946-55 134
12 'Can the man panic?' : masculinity and fatherhood in Nanni Moretti's Aprile 144
13 Lost boys : trauma, masculinity and the missing child film 155
14 Like father? : failing parents and angelic children in contemporary British social realist cinema 163
15 Queer looks, male gazes, taut torsos and designer labels : contemporary cinema, consumption and masculinity 176
16 The male body and the female gaze in Carmen films 187
17 'They look so uncomplicated once they're dissected' : the act of seeing the dead penis with one's own eyes 196
18 The w/hole and the abject 207
19 Batman, masculinity and the technology of abjection 218
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)