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Imaginary Signifiers/Voyeuristic Pleasures

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Introduction The psychological effects of films on spectators have intrigued theoreticians since the medium’s inception. Two major psychological approaches to film can be discerned. One focuses upon the conscious perceptual and cognitive...
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...Cocktail Lounge ‒ Night We only see his face, speaking through the shadows. He brushes his index finger lightly across his lips as he speaks. He knows: his lips are his most sexual organ. Julian You know who I...

Taxi Driver (1976)

Directed by

Martin Scorcese

Written by

Paul Schrader

Screenplay

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...TRAVIS GETS A JOB Film opens on exterior of Manhattan cab garage. Weather-beaten sign above driveway reads: ‘Taxi Enter Here.’ Yellow cabs scuttle in and out. It is winter, snow is piled on the curbs, the wind is howling. Inside the garage...

Hollywood Trade: Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Underground Cinema

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...‘Today’s trade is tomorrow’s competition’In 1960s gay slang, ‘trade’ was a term for a ‘straight’ male hustler who has sex with men for money rather than pleasure. His masculinity, his virility, that which he apparently possesses and defines...

Masculinity and Gender Relations in Greece: 1949–67

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The purpose of this chapter is to outline a socio-historical context within which the films selected were produced. In order to gain an understanding of representations of gender in films, it is necessary to form an understanding...

Greek Cinema: 1949–67

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...As the main form of entertainment, cinema could not stay unaffected by the deep social, cultural, economic and political changes that took place in Greece during the 1950s and 1960s. It interacted in various ways with contemporary social...

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Directed by

Danny Boyle

Written by

John Hodge

Screenplay

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...Gym. Day A black matt surface. It starts moving, slowly at first. It is the rubber treadmill of a running machine. A pair of male feet in trainers step on and start walking. The pace increases steadily, then the machine tilts to create...

Modern Men: Masculinity and the Challenges of a New Age

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...While analysing the filmic representations of locality and class in Chapters 3 and 4, it has been implied that the advent of a ‘Western’ modernity was among the most important axes which led gender identities to encounter significant...

Money, Pride or Both? Masculinity and Class

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Aiming to provide more insights into the socio-historical interpretation of popular cinema, the following chapter focuses on how popular films represented masculinity and gender in relation to class identities, which during the turbulent...