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Donovan, Barna William, 1970-
Blood, guns, and testosterone : action films, audiences, and a thirst for violence / Barna William Donovan
Alternate Title Action films, audiences, and a thirst for violence
Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2010
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 4th Floor  PN1995.9.A3 D68 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Action and adventure films -- History and criticism
Violence in motion pictures
Masculinity in motion pictures
Physical Description xx, 259 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-247) 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

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