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The Resource Psycho-sexual : male desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin, David Greven

Psycho-sexual : male desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin, David Greven

Label
Psycho-sexual : male desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin
Title
Psycho-sexual
Title remainder
male desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin
Statement of responsibility
David Greven
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bridging landmark territory in film studies, Psycho-Sexual is the first book to apply Alfred Hitchcock's legacy to three key directors of 1970s Hollywood - Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, and William Friedkin - whose work suggests the pornographic male gaze that emerged in Hitchcock's depiction of the voyeuristic, homoerotically inclined American man. Combining queer theory with a psychoanalytic perspective, David Greven begins with a reconsideration of Psycho and the 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much to introduce the filmmaker's evolutionary development of American masculinity. Psycho-Sexual probes De Palma's early Vietnam War draft-dodger comedies as well as his film Dressed to Kill, along with Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Friedkin's Cruising as reactions to and inventive elaborations upon Hitchcock's gendered themes and aesthetic approaches. Greven demonstrates how the significant political achievement of these films arises from a deeply disturbing, violent, even sorrowful psychological and social context. Engaging with contemporary theories of pornography while establishing pornography's emergence during the classical Hollywood era, Greven argues that New Hollywood filmmakers seized upon Hitchcock's radical decentering of heterosexual male dominance. The resulting images of heterosexual male ambivalence allowed for an investment in same-sex desire; an aura of homophobia became informed by a fascination with the homoerotic. Psycho-Sexual also explores the broader gender crisis and disorganization that permeated the Cold War and New Hollywood eras, reimagining the defining premises of Hitchcock criticism. -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greven, David
Dewey number
791.43/653
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M46
LC item number
G746 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • De Palma, Brian
  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Friedkin, William
Label
Psycho-sexual : male desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin, David Greven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Hitchcock, gender, and the new Hollywood -- Cruising, hysteria, knowledge: The man who knew too much -- "You are alone here, aren't you?": Psycho's doubles -- Blank screens: Psycho and the pornographic gaze -- Misfortune and men's eyes: three early De Palma comedies -- A sense of Vertigo: Taxi driver -- Mirror shades: Cruising -- The gender museum: Dressed to kill -- Coda: ideology at an impasse
Control code
783173208
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 297 pages 3 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292742024
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783173208
Label
Psycho-sexual : male desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin, David Greven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Hitchcock, gender, and the new Hollywood -- Cruising, hysteria, knowledge: The man who knew too much -- "You are alone here, aren't you?": Psycho's doubles -- Blank screens: Psycho and the pornographic gaze -- Misfortune and men's eyes: three early De Palma comedies -- A sense of Vertigo: Taxi driver -- Mirror shades: Cruising -- The gender museum: Dressed to kill -- Coda: ideology at an impasse
Control code
783173208
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 297 pages 3 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292742024
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783173208

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