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Author Donovan, Barna William, 1970-

Title Blood, guns, and testosterone : action films, audiences, and a thirst for violence / Barna William Donovan.

Imprint Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.43655 DON    Available
Description xx, 259 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Violence and much more -- The controversies, the crisis, and the films. The history of a modern crisis -- The audience matters -- The modern American action film -- The audience. The need for speed : the appeal of fast-paced story telling -- Mirror image : finding a personal, social, and moral identity in the action film -- Man talk : managing the modern male identity (crisis) in the genre -- The opposition : men with a challenge--managing a well-deserved "crisis" -- What women want : women talk about modern masculinity in the action film -- Bloody fun : the appeal of watching violence -- Conclusions: I'll be back? The future of action and masculinity in popular culture.
Subject Action and adventure films -- History and criticism.
Violence in motion pictures.
Masculinity in motion pictures.
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