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The Resource Shadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre films, Barry Keith Grant

Shadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre films, Barry Keith Grant

Label
Shadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre films
Title
Shadows of doubt
Title remainder
negotiations of masculinity in American genre films
Statement of responsibility
Barry Keith Grant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 fiction, westerns, teen movies, and action films. In ten chapters arranged chronologically according to the films discussed, Grant provides a series of close analyses of such disparate films such as Broken Blossoms, The Fatal Glass of Beer, Red River, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Night of the Living Dead, and The Hurt Locker to demonstrate that representations of masculinity in the movies involve a continuous process of ideological testing and negotiation. While some of the films considered offer important challenges to dominant representations of masculinity, others reveal an acceptance or capitulation to them. Always attentive to the details of individual film texts, Grant also places the genre films he discusses within their historical contexts and the broader contexts and traditions of popular culture that inform them, including literature, theater, and music. Scholars of film and television studies as well as readers interested in gender studies will appreciate Shadows of Doubt.--Publisher description
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DLC
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1947-
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Grant, Barry Keith
Dewey number
791.43/6521
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M34
LC item number
G73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Contemporary approaches to film and television series
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  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
Shadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre films, Barry Keith Grant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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 -- All shook up : 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
Control code
608296664
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780814334577
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)608296664
Label
Shadows of doubt : negotiations of masculinity in American genre films, Barry Keith Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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 -- All shook up : 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
Control code
608296664
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780814334577
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)608296664

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