Masculine Jealousy and Contemporary Cinema / Edition 1

Masculine Jealousy and Contemporary Cinema / Edition 1

by C. Yates
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Palgrave Macmillan UK

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Masculine Jealousy and Contemporary Cinema / Edition 1

This studyprovides new insights into the link between masculinity and jealousy through a study of representations of male jealousy in modern Hollywood cinema. It argues, through examples of films and their reception in the press, that male jealousy has played a key role in the psychocultural shaping of Western masculinities and male fantasy.

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ISBN-13: 9781403986214
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/12/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Setting the Scene: Masculinity, Jealousy and Contemporary Culture PART 1: THE PSYCHO-CULTURAL SHAPING OF MASCULINE JEALOUSY Psychoanalytic Understandings of Masculinity and Jealousy Theories of Masculinity, Cinema, Spectatorship and the Jealous Gaze Analysing Jealousy Texts from a Psycho-Cultural Perspective PART 2: MASCULINE JEALOUSY IN THE MOVIES Taxi Driver , The Psychopathic Hero and the Rescue Romance: How Jealousy Drives the Narrative Along (M. Scorsese, USA, 1976) Michael Douglas: Envy, Greed and Jealous Desire in A Perfect Murder (A. Davis, USA, 1998) Englishness, Nation and Masculine Jealousy in The End of The Affair (N. Jordan, USA/UK, 1999) The Piano : A Feminine Narrative of Masculine Jealousies (J. Campion, Australia/New Zealand, 1993) Unfaithful : A Tale of Female Infidelity and the Jealousy of a Good Husband (A. Lyne, USA, 2002) Conclusion: Towards an Understanding of Masculinity, Jealousy and Cinema Appendix: Case Study Film Synopses Notes Filmography Bibliography Index

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