The Trouble with Men
Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema
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Trouble with Men by Phil Powrie
Book DescriptionA collection of essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Spilt into four sections - stars, class and race, fathers and bodies - areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema, romantic comedy and beur cinema. National cinemas discussed include Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France. Michael Caine's status as a working class hero is featured alongside Gene Kelly and camp, and Alain Delon's spectacular masculinity; other films mentioned include Aprile, Seul contre tous, Notting Hill, The Beach and Gladiator.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904764083
(231mm x 159mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Phil Powrie
Pierre Batcheff and Stardom in 1920s French Cinema, Hardback (January 2009)
This book is the first major study of a French silent cinema star: Pierre Batcheff, a prominent popular cinema star in the 1920s.
Composing for the Screen in Germany and the USSR, Paperback (December 2007)
An innovative look into the intersection of film and music in Russia and Germany
Cinema of France, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Phil Powrie
Providing a look at some of the most influential French films, this work contains 24 essays, each on an individual film. It features works from the silent period and Poetic Realism, through the stylistic developments of the New Wave, and up to more contemporary challenging films.
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Author Biography - Phil Powrie
Phil Powrie is editor of Contemporary French Cinema: Continuity and Difference (1999) and author of Jean-Jaques Beineix (2001). Ann Davies is author of Don Juan and Changing Gender Relations (2002). Bruce Babington is editor of British Stars and Stardom: From Alma Taylor to Sean Connery (2002) and author of Launder and Gilliat (2002). All the editors teach at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
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