Hollywood musicals : the film reader / edited by Steven Cohan
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Masked men : masculinity and the movies in the fifties / Steven Cohan
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1997.
Call No: 451-01 COH Author: Cohan, Steven Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: c1997 PhysDes: xxi, 346 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Series: Arts and politics of the everyday Subject: MASCULINITY IN FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; BISEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA; COLD WAR AND THE CINEMA; BOGART, HUMPHREY; BRANDO, MARLON; CLIFT, MONTGOMERY; CURTIS, TONY; GRANT, CARY; HOLDEN, WILLIAM; HESTON, CHARLTON; HUDSON, ROCK; PICNIC (US, Joshua Logan, 1955); PILLOW TALK (US, Michael Gordon, 1959); PLACE IN THE SUN, A (US, George Stevens, 1951); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE (US, Cecil B. DeMille, 1956); RED RIVER (US, Howard Hawks, 1948) Summary: When we think of the films of the 1950s, we inevitably remember the confident swagger of John Wayne, the suave sophistication of Cary Grant, and the emotional intensity of Marlon Brando. But today's culture critics see in the decade a period when heterosexual/homosexual dualism came to dominate the representation of American masculinity. Masked Men documents how movies of the 1950s represented masculinity as a multiple masquerade. Hollywood depicted the sexual anxieties of the domesticated breadwinner, the repudiation of wartime homoerotic male bonding, the exhibitionism of muscular bodies, the transvestic connotations of boyishness, and the playboy bachelor apartment. These presentations challenged the postwar ideal of the typical American male, that omnipresent and seemingly invisible Man in a Gray Flannel Suit Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -335) and index; Filmography: p. -322 ISBN: 0253211271 (pa : alk. paper); 0253332974 (cl : alk. paper) LON: 12951206 More info
The road movie book / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark
London New York: Routledge, 1997.
Call No: 754.11 ROA Author: Cohan, Steven; Hark, Ina Rae Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: xv, 379 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ROAD MOVIES; BUDDY FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; AIDS IN FILMS; EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); MAD MAX [...] (AT, 1979-85); THEY LIVE BY NIGHT (US, Nicholas Ray, 1949); PARIS, TEXAS (GW/US, Wim Wenders, 1984); RAIN MAN (US, Barry Levinson, 1988); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE (AT, Stephan Elliott, 1994); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); BOYS ON THE SIDE (US, Herbert Ross, 1995); FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (US, Russ Meyer, 1966); LIVING END, THE (US, Gregg Araki, 1992); MIDNIGHT RUN (US, Martin Brest, 1988); MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (US, Gus Van Sant, 1991); NATURAL BORN KILLERS (US, Oliver Stone, 1994); PERFECT WORLD, A (US, Clint Eastwood, 1993); SORPASSO, IL (IT, Dino Risi, 1962); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR (US, Beeban Kidron, 1995); WITHOUT RESERVATIONS (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1946); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes ISBN: 0415149363 (hbk.); 0415149371 (pbk.) LON: 97008924; 13107383 More info
Screening the male : exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark
London New York: Routledge, 1993.
Call No: 451-01 SCR Author: Cohan, Steven; Hark, Ina Rae Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: x, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: MEN IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MUSICALS; ACTION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; VALENTINO, RUDOLPH; STALLONE, SYLVESTER; WHITE HEAT (US, Raoul Walsh, 1949); PLAY MISTY FOR ME (US, Clint Eastwood, 1971); SPARTACUS (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1960) Summary: "Screening the Male challenges the traditional understanding of the male's position in Hollywood cinema. Gathering together thirteen original essays by scholars in the US, UK, and Australia, as well as Steve Neale's ground-breaking article on the male spectacle, this collection looks beyong the seemingly unassailable monolithic understanding of the 'masculine' which has previously dominiated most film criticism.
Ranging from Valentino to Schwarzeneeger, from the musical to the horror film. from close readings to 'queer' readings, the essays all differ in their critical method and historical focus. But whatever their specific interest, each essay holds a strong concern with issues that film studies has repeatedly linked to the feminine without considering how they relate as well to the masculine: spectacle, masochism, passivity, masquerade and, most of all, the body as it signifies gendered, racial, class and generational differences." -- BOOK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes ISBN: 0415077583; 0415077591 (pbk.) LON: 92005815; 8965703 More info