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Shadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre films

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2011.
Series: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Shadows of Doubt: Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films, Barry Keith Grant questions the idea that Hollywood movies reflect moments of crisis in the dominant image of masculinity. Arguing instead that part of the mythic function of genre movies is to offer audiences an ongoing dialogue on issues of gender, Grant explores a wide range of genre films, including comedies, musicals, horror, science
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Grant, Barry Keith, 1947-
Shadows of doubt.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010015131
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Keith Grant
ISBN: 9780814336915 0814336914
OCLC Number: 835768036
Awards: Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011
Description: 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Pistols and stamens : gender and genre in D.W. Griffith's Broken blossoms --
Walking small : W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, and the emasculation of the American comic tradition --
Cock and bull story : Howard Hawks's Red river, professionalism, and the Western --
The classic Hollywood musical, male desire, and the "problem" of rock n' roll --
Growing up absurd : shtick meets teenpic in the delicate delinquent --
"Cussers last stan'" : black masculinity in the cool world --
Of men and monoliths : science fiction, gender, and 2001 a space odyssey --
Taking back The night of the living dead : George Romero, feminism, and the horror film --
Rich and strange : economic performance anxiety and the yuppie horror film --
Man's favorite sport? the action films of Kathryn Bigelow.
Series Title: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
Responsibility: Barry Keith Grant.

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