Extra-Ordinary Men

Extra-Ordinary Men

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This book analyzes popular cinematic representations of normative masculinity, exploring the idea that its positioning as the 'ordinary' identity is a source of not only ideological and political strength but also considerable anxiety. Rehling offers lucid accounts of contemporary theoretical debates on masculinity, whiteness, gender, race, and sexuality in popular cinema, and detailed readings of films as diverse as Fight Club, Boys Don't Cry, and The Matrix.In Peeping Tom, Mark (Carl Boehm) kills his female victims using a blade that he has fixed to his camera, attempting to capture the image of ... In The Cell (Tarsem Singh 2002), the need that Carl (Vincent Da#39;Onofrio) has to transform his victims into dolls reveals his insecurities about ... serial killer narrative, Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) kills size 14 women in order to make himself a bodysuit out of female skin .

Title:Extra-Ordinary Men
Author:Nicola Rehling
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2009-01-01


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