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The trouble with men : masculinities in European and Hollywood cinema

Author: Phil Powrie; Ann Davies; Bruce Babington
Publisher: London : Wallflower, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Split into four sections - stars, class and race, fathers and bodies - areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema and romantic comedy.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trouble with men.
London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607562570
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Powrie; Ann Davies; Bruce Babington
ISBN: 1904764096 9781904764090 1904764088 9781904764083
OCLC Number: 56449970
Notes: Bruce Babington is a New Zealand editor.
Description: x, 253 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : turning the male inside out / Phil Powrie, Bruce Babington, Ann Davies --
Section 1. Stars --
Dancing with balls in the 1940s : sissies, sailors and the camp masculinity of Gene Kelly / Steven Cohan --
He is as he is --
and always will be : Clark Gable and the reassertion of hegemonic masculinity / Timothy Connelly --
Framing the wolf : the spectacular masculinity of Alain Delon / Graeme Hayes --
Deconstructing Paco Rabal : masculinity, myth and meaning / Riki Morgan-Tamosunas --
Masculinity and class : Michael Caine as 'working-class hero' / Robert Shail --
The reluctance to commit : Hugh Grant and the new British romantic comedy / Andrew Spicer --
Section 2. Class and race --
Cinema's queer Jews : Jewishness and masculinity in Yiddish cinema / Michele Aaron --
A working-class hero is something to be? Changing representations of class and masculinity in British cinema / John Hill --
Masculinity and exclusion in post-1995 Beur and banlieue films / Carrie Tarr --
Section 3. Fathers --
Herr Lubitsch joins the Corps Saxonia : history, gesture and homosociality in The student prince of old Heidelberg / Bruce Babington --
'Pink neorealism' and the rehearsal of gender roles 1946-55 / Mary Wood --
'Can the man panic?' : masculinity and fatherhood in Nanni Moretti's Aprile / Paul Sutton --
Lost boys : trauma, masculinity and the missing child film / Emma Wilson --
Like father? : failing parents and angelic children in contemporary British social realist cinema / James Leggott --
Section 4. Bodies --
Queer looks, male gazes, taut torsos and designer labels : contemporary cinema, consumption and masculinity / Pamela Church Gibson --
The male body and the female gaze in Carmen films / Ann Davies --
'They look so uncomplicated once they're dissected' : the act of seeing the dead penis with one's own eyes / Peter Lehman --
The w/hole and the abject / Phil Powrie --
Batman, masculinity and the technology of abjection / Calvin Thomas.
Responsibility: edited by Phil Powrie, Ann Davies and Bruce Babington.
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A collection of essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Split into four sections - stars, class and race, fathers and bodies - areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema and romantic comedy.

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