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The Resource Detecting men : masculinity and the Hollywood detective film, Philippa Gates, (electronic resource)

Detecting men : masculinity and the Hollywood detective film, Philippa Gates, (electronic resource)

Label
Detecting men : masculinity and the Hollywood detective film
Title
Detecting men
Title remainder
masculinity and the Hollywood detective film
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Gates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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."--BOOK JACKET
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1973-
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Gates, Philippa
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, cultural studies in cinema/video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
Label
Detecting men : masculinity and the Hollywood detective film, Philippa Gates, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 301-316
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-335) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: the case -- The myths of masculinity -- Investigating national heroes: British sleuths and American dicks -- Investigating crisis: neo-noir heroes and femmes fatales -- Investigating crisis: the spectacle of "musculinity" -- Investigating the hero: the criminalist -- Investigating the "other": race and the detective -- Investigating the "other": women and youth -- Investigating the "other": the cult of villainy -- End of the investigation: case closed
Control code
ocm85868381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 346 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429457941
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85868381
Label
Detecting men : masculinity and the Hollywood detective film, Philippa Gates, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 301-316
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-335) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: the case -- The myths of masculinity -- Investigating national heroes: British sleuths and American dicks -- Investigating crisis: neo-noir heroes and femmes fatales -- Investigating crisis: the spectacle of "musculinity" -- Investigating the hero: the criminalist -- Investigating the "other": race and the detective -- Investigating the "other": women and youth -- Investigating the "other": the cult of villainy -- End of the investigation: case closed
Control code
ocm85868381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 346 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429457941
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85868381

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