Screening the male re-examines the problematic status of masculinity both in Hollywood cinema and feminist film theory. Classical Hollywood cinema has been theoretically established as a vast pleasure machine, manufacturing an idealized viewer through its phallocentric ideological apparatus. Feminist criticism has shown how difficult it is for the ...Read MoreScreening the male re-examines the problematic status of masculinity both in Hollywood cinema and feminist film theory. Classical Hollywood cinema has been theoretically established as a vast pleasure machine, manufacturing an idealized viewer through its phallocentric ideological apparatus. Feminist criticism has shown how difficult it is for the female viewer to resist becoming implicated in this representational system. But the theroies have overlooked the significance of the problem itself - of the masuline motivation at the core of the system. The essays here explore those male characters, spectators, and performers who occupy positions conventionally encoded as "feminine" in Hollywood narrative and questions just how secure that orthodox male position is. Screening the Male brings together an impressive group of both established and emerging scholars from Britain, the United States and Australia unified by a concern with issues that film theorists have exclusively inked to the femninie and not the masculne: spectacle, masochism, passivity, masquerade and, most of all, the body as it signifies gendered, racial, class and generatonal differences.Read Less
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Extremely gentle wear to spine foot & head, barely rubbed corners, blue ink ownership signature to title page, else very good+ to near fine(-). exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema. Large red octavo (black spine); x, 272 p, b&w illus; 25 cm. Film; Men; Sexuality. || Contents: Prologue: masculinity as spectacle: reflections on men and mainstream cinema / Steve Neale--Valentino, 'optic intoxication, ' and dance madness / Gaylyn Studlar--'Feminizing' the song-and-dance man: Fred Astaire and the spectacle of masculinity in the Hollywood musical / Steven Cohan--Mama's boy: filial hysteria in White heat / Lucy Fischer--The dialectic of female power and male hysteria in Play Misty for me / Adam Knee--'Don't blame this on a girl': female rape-revenge films / Peter Lehman--Dark desires: male masochism in the horror film / Barbara Creed--'More human than I am alone': womb envy in David Cronenberg's The fly and Dead ringers / Helen W. Robbins--Animals or Romans: looking at masculinity in Spartacus / Ina Rae Hark--Feminism, 'the boyz, ' and other matters regarding the male / Robyn Wiegman--The buddy politic / Cynthia J. Fuchs, Masculinity as multiple masquerade: the 'mature' Stallone and the Stallone clone / Chris Holmlund--Dumb movies for dumb people: masculinity, the body, and the voice in contemporary action cinema / Yvonne Tasker--Can masculinity be terminated? / Susan Jeffords.
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