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Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema

Author: Asbjørn Grønstad
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008.
Series: Film culture in transition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema suggests a fundamental rethinking of the notion of violence in Hollywood cinema, and discloses the methodological and theoretical inadequacies of a series of common approaches to screen violence. More specifically, the book challenges the traditional understanding of the concept of memesis with regard to film fiction in general and film violence  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grønstad, Asbjørn.
Transfigurations.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)649297750
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asbjørn Grønstad
ISBN: 908964010X 9789089640109 9789089640307 9089640304
OCLC Number: 249078112
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: film violence as figurality --
I: Screen violence: five fallacies --
Empiricism --
Aristotelianism --
Aestheticism --
Mythologicism --
Mimeticism --
II: Filming death --
The transfigured image --
Narrating violence, or, allegories of dying --
III: Male subjectivities at the margins --
Mean streets: death and disfiguration in Hawks's Scarface --
Kubrick's The killing and the emplotment of death --
Blood of a poet: Peckinpah's The wild bunch --
As I lay dying: violence and subjectivity in Tarantino's Reservoir dogs --
One-dimensional men: Fincher's Fight club and the end of masculinity.
Series Title: Film culture in transition.
Responsibility: Asbjørn Grønstad.

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Transfigurations: Violance, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema brings the problem of film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory  Read more...

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