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The Visitor’s Discarded Clothes in Theorem (1968)

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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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Pasolini’s Theorem (Teorema), made in 1968, is notorious for many things, but not often noted for its costumes, despite the fact that it exhibits many of the traits of the ‘clothes movie’. The 1960s Italian couturier Roberto Capucci (in...

The Return of the Patriarch: Generation and Traditionalism in the 1950s

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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...The 1950s furnished the imaginations of future generations with the most enduring image of the traditional family. However, as historian Stephanie Coontz has since observed, the ideal of the nuclear family was, in the 1950s, ‘a...

Revolution and Feminist Unrest: Fatherhood under Attack in the 1960s and 1970s

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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...This chapter will look at these two decades together, with a view to understanding the father in relation to feminism. Women had lent ballast to the patriarchal mythology that prevailed during the 1950s; they married early, raised children...

Since You Went Away: Masculinity and Change after World War II

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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... discovering, at the children’s hostel, that Mrs Malik is still alive. In a painfully brief sequence reminiscent of the similarly sacrificial finale to Stella Dallas, Steve is instructed by the woman officer in charge to release Karel/‘Jim’ so...

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...

The Next Best Thing: Men in Crisis and the Pluralisation of Fatherhood in the 1990s and 2000s

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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...Hollywood has produced an enormous number of father-centred films recently, but variety as well as quantity sets this final period apart. It is notoriously difficult to offer an overview of what is contemporary or comes from the very recent...