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Back to the Future: Nostalgia, Tradition and Masculinity in the 1980s

Stella Bruzzi

Stella Bruzzi is Professor in the Department of English at University College London, UK. She is the author of Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-war Hollywood (BFI 2005) and New Documentary: A Critical Introduction (Second edition, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bringing Up Daddy : Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-War Hollywood

British Film Institute, 2005

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...In 1988, British writer Jonathan Rutherford expressed a central male concern with the effects of feminism on men and masculinity. Rutherford quotes a man who left a workshop on the politics of the family upset and confused:A group of women...

Multimedia Technologies

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The impetus for the take-up and employment of ‘new’ technologies by the film industry has been fourfold: to provide tools for the creation of new and different images (special effects); to improve work efficiencies in production (for...

“It’s just him—and me”: The Terminator

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When I was in my early adolescence, my parents moved us all from the city to the suburbs, a transition I found particularly difficult. Books and movies were a refuge as I negotiated my bewilderment at things other people of my age, boys...

“John Connor, it is time”: Queer spectatorship and the primal scene

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter lays the theoretical groundwork for my general argument. First, considering the centrality of the heterosexual couple within the Terminator mythos, I discuss the film series in terms of Stanley Cavell’s writings on the screen...

Cyborg masochism and homo-fascism: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In perhaps the most iconic cinematic image of manhood during the presidency of George H. W. Bush (his term in office occurring in the years 1989–93), Arnold Schwarzenegger, the titular cyborg in the ad for the 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment...

Introduction: Everything you always wanted to know about desire, but were afraid to ask a Terminator

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When James Cameron’s film The Terminator premiered on October 26, 1984, it defied all expectations and became a box-office hit. The film has been followed by four sequels: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991), Terminator 3: Rise...

Falling behind: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The Terminatrix (Kristanna Loken) arrives first. A storefront window display of high-fashion female mannequins provides a telling stage for the female killing machine’s entrance. Posed and imperious, the mannequins stand before a backdrop...

The Hyperrealization of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Randy Laist

Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College, US. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies and Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema of Simulation : Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Arnold Schwarzenegger’s early film career takes place among the company of a number of other action stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, and Lou Ferrigno who represent what Susan Jeffords called the 1980s “hard bodies,” figures...

Epilogue: Notes on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A strong case can be made that the most successful follow-up to James Cameron’s 1984 masterpiece The Terminator was the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TSCC). The brainchild of series producer Josh Friedman, TSCC...

Magnetic Connections: Terminator Genisys

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Terminator Genisys, directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, was released in 2015, and it signaled the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his iconic role as the T-800. This fifth film in the series...