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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9781904764083
ISBN-10: 1904764088
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 159mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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