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Riassunto: Looks at how detective films have reflected and shaped our ideas about masculinity, heroism, law and order, and national identity.
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Detecting Men examines the history of the Hollywood detective genre and the ways that detective films have negotiated changing social attitudes toward masculinity, heroism, law enforcement, and justice. Genre film can be a site for the expression and resolution of problematic social issues, but while there have been many studies of such other male genres as war films, gangster films, and Westerns, relatively little attention has been paid to detective films beyond film noir. In this volume, Philippa Gates examines classical films of the thirties and forties as well as recent examples of the genre, including Die Hard, the Lethal Weapon films, The Usual Suspects, Seven, Devil in a Blue Dress, and Murder by Numbers, in order to explore social anxieties about masculinity and crime and Hollywood’s conceptions of gender. Up until the early 1990s, Gates argues, the primary focus of the detective genre was the masculinity of the hero. However, from the mid-1990s onward, the genre has shifted to more technical portrayals of crime scene investigation, forensic science, and criminal profiling, offering a reassuring image of law enforcement in the face of violent crime. By investigating the evolution of the detective film, Gates suggests, perhaps we can detect the male.
"This topic is timely and in many ways overdue. This is the first book to really put all the pieces together, and in the process of constructing this historical overview, Gates discovers profound connections and shifts that others have missed." — Peter Lehman, author of Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity
Titolo: Detecting Men: Masculinity and the Hollywood...
Casa editrice: State University of New York Press
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro State University of New York Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. A very good copy with minor wear. For non-UK markets items of 1.5 kg or more may require an additional shipping charge. Codice libro della libreria HBS-00249129-B
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0791468135
Descrizione libro State University of New York Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0791468135 Clean, unread hardcover with modest shelfwear including a very small bump/tear to the boards, no dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - otherwise Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0791468135Z3
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0791468135