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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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