Bringing Up Daddy : fatherhood and masculinity in post-war Hollywood / Stella Bruzzi
London: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 451 (-01) (-055.52) BRU Author: Bruzzi, Stella Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 217 p. ; 23 cm Subject: MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS. USA; HOLLYWOOD; REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955); CAPE FEAR (US, J. Lee Thompson, 1961); KRAMER VS. KRAMER (US, Robert Benton, 1979); DIE HARD (US, John McTiernan, 1988); THREE MEN AND A BABY (US, Leonard Niimoy, 1987); BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); MAGNOLIA (US, Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999) Summary: The father is one of the central figures of Hollywood narrative. Despite this, this is the first book to examine cinematic representations of the father. Brining Up Daddy offers a broad perspective on the Hollywood dad looking at important Hollywood fathers from World War II to the present and discusses films for a variety of genres. The book looks at films decade by decade and adopts a multi-faceted theoretical approach, making use of psychoanalysis, sociology and masculinity studies and contextualising the father figure within both Hollywood and American history. Key films include Since You Went Away, The Search, Rebel without a Cause, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Cape Fear, Kramer vs Kramer, Die Hard, Three Men and a Baby, Boyz n the Hood and Magnolia. In its treatment of the father this unique study discusses why the father is such a seminal character in so many narratives and what he has come to symbolise and represent. [Taken from back cover] ISBN: 1844571106 More info
Contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Steve Neale and Murray Smith
London New York: Routledge, 1998.
Call No: 71(73) CON Author: Neale, Stephen; Smith, Murray, 1962 Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: xxii, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HOLLYWOOD; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; DISTRIBUTION. USA; EXHIBITION. USA; WIDE-SCREEN SYSTEMS; SPECTATORSHIP; MEN IN FILMS. USA; MELODRAMA; MUSIC, FILM; SOUND TRACKS; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; BLACKS, FILMS MADE BY. USA; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; BLOCKBUSTERS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; CENSORSHIP. USA; INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; WOMEN, FILMS FOR; WOMEN IN FILMS. USA; HORROR FILMS. USA; CHILDREN, FILMS FOR; ACTION FILMS; AUDIENCES; MIRAMAX FILMS; NEW LINE CINEMA; TIME WARNER; VERHOEVEN, PAUL; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; HAMILTON, LINDA; MCDORMAND, FRANCES; ELFMAN, DANNY; E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); FARGO (US, Ethan Coen, 1996); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); BATMAN (US, Tim Burton, 1989); BATMAN RETURNS (US, Tim Burton, 1992); RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (US, Steven Spielberg, 1981); JURASSIC PARK (US, Steven Spielberg,, 1993); LION KING, THE (US, Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -318) and index ISBN: 0415170095; 0415170109 (pbk.) LON: 98005952; 13736490 More info
Hard bodies : Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era / Susan Jeffords
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994.
Call No: 451-01(73) JEF Author: Jeffords, Susan, 1953 Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: Reagan, Ronald; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; MEN IN FILMS. USA; COLD WAR AND THE CINEMA. USA; COLD WAR FILMS. USA; HERO IN FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. USA; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA. USA; BODY IN FILMS. USA; UNFORGIVEN (US, Clint Eastwood, 1992); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991); TERMINATOR, THE (US, James Cameron, 1984); ACCUSED, THE (US, Jonathan Kaplan, 1988); BACK TO THE FUTURE [...] (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1985-90); BATMAN (US, Tim Burton, 1989); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (US, Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, 1991); CASUALITIES OF WAR (US, Brian De Palma, 1989); DIE HARD (US, John McTiernan, 1988); FIRST BLOOD (US, Ted Kotcheff, 1982); KINDERGARTEN COP (US, Ivan Reitman, 1990); LETHAL WEAPON [...] (US, Richard Donner, 1987-92); MISSISSIPPI BURNING (US, Alan Parker, 1988); RAMBO [...] (US, 1982-1988); ROBOCOP (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1987); TWINS (US, Ivan Reitman, 1988) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -208) and index ISBN: 0813520029; 0813520037 (pbk.) LON: 9874831 More info
Scorsese's men : melancholia and the mob
Melbourne, Australia: Pluto Press, 2004.
Call No: 81:747.5SCO NIC Author: Mark Nicholls CorpAuthor: Pluto Press Place: Melbourne, Australia Publisher: Pluto Press PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 24 cm; 191 pp Subject: SCORSESE, MARTIN; AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); RAGING BULL (US, Martin Scorsese, 1980); TAXI DRIVER (US, Martin Scorsese, 1976); GOODFELLAS (US, Martin Scorsese, 1990); CAPE FEAR (US, Martin Scorsese, 1991); MEN IN FILMS. USA Summary: Martin Scorsese is the most influential director of his generation and, with his work regularly included among the top twenty films of all time, his place in cinema history is indisputable. Scorsese’s films have defined the cinematic essence of each decade since the 1960s and have set the standard of New Hollywood cinema. Join author Mark Nicholls as he traces Martin Scorsese’s central theme of melancholia, nostalgia and loss through five films from the legendary director: The Age of Innocence, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Cape Fear. Scorsese’s melancholic hero, Nicholls argues, is the Hamlet of Hollywood cinema. His journey is driven by an encounter with a corrupt and conservative mob and by his own overpowering experience of loss. Refusing to renounce that loss, under pressure from the mob, Scorsese’s men construct an elaborate and intriguing fantasy of perverse male desire. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 1864031565 ID2: 45 More info