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Men’s Grooming

The Hair Stylist Handbook : Techniques for Film and Television

Focal Press, 2016

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... Men’s Grooming One of the most common situations you’ll run across while working as a hair stylist or makeup artist in the entertainment industry is establishing or maintaining haircuts and facial hair. Facial hair alone can define...

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

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...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...

Narratives of Father–Daughter Transformation

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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...OK, life lesson: a lot of people think that the moment a parent lets go of their child is at the wedding – not me. […] Truth is, he said goodbye years ago, the day she left home. The trouble starts here: college application season. (My...

Old Joy

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...A gentle study of masculinity in modern America, Kelly Reichardt’s Sundance-winning Old Joy also offers a poignant, if minimalist, portrayal of friendship, loss and alienation in the Bush era.Mark (London), settled down and expecting his...

France’s “new Don Juan”: The Representation of Alain Delon’s Youth

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Chapter 3, Gwénaëlle Legras examines Delon’s early media profile, showing how he was positioned between the generic traditions of French cinema of the late 1950s and the modernity that he was seen to represent both physically...

Introduction

Marianne Kac-Vergne

Marianne Kac-Vergne is Associate Professor at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France, where she teaches courses in American cultural history at graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research focuses on gender and genre in American cinema, and she has published and presented on masculinity and femininity in science fiction, romantic comedy and western films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema : Cyborgs, Troopers and other Men of the Future

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...‘Man Has Made His Match … Now It’s His Problem’The tagline for the original release of Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) is indicative of the conflation between man and mankind that is so common in the science fiction genre. This idea...

Toujours Delon: The Script of Aging

Sue Harris

Sue Harris is Reader in French Cinema at Queen Mary University of London, UK. She is an Associate Editor of French Cultural Studies, the author of Bertrand Blier (2001) and co-editor of France in Focus: Film and National Identity (2000) and From Perversion to Purity: The Stardom of Catherine Deneuve (2007), among other titles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Toujours is the theme song to Frank Riva, sung by Axelle Red. The lyrics speak of continuity between the past and the present and implicitly between youth and the experience of maturity: “There will always be something of you in me/ You...
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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 (2002)

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...