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Armed forces [electronic resource] : masculinity and sexuality in the American war film / Robert Eberwein.

By: Eberwein, Robert T, 1940-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 196 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813541501 (electronic bk.); 0813541506 (electronic bk.); 1281151386; 9781281151384.Subject(s): War films -- United States -- History and criticism | Male friendship in motion pictures | Masculinity in motion pictures | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Armed forces.DDC classification: 791.43/658 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Definitions -- Paradigms in the silent era -- Beyond triangles -- Disavowing threats -- Wounds -- Drag -- "Don't ask, don't tell" -- Bodies, weapons -- Fathers and sons -- Conclusion : buddies, then and now -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Summary: In war films, the portrayal of deep friendships between men is commonplace. Given the sexually anxious nature of the American imagination, such bonds are often interpreted as carrying a homoerotic subtext. In Armed Forces, Robert Eberwein argues that an expanded conception of masculinity and sexuality is necessary in order to understand more fully the intricacy of these intense and emotional human relationships. Drawing on a range of examples from silent films such as What Price Glory and Wings to sound era works like The Deer Hunter, Platoon, Three Kings, and Pearl Harbor, he shows how close.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-185) and index.

In war films, the portrayal of deep friendships between men is commonplace. Given the sexually anxious nature of the American imagination, such bonds are often interpreted as carrying a homoerotic subtext. In Armed Forces, Robert Eberwein argues that an expanded conception of masculinity and sexuality is necessary in order to understand more fully the intricacy of these intense and emotional human relationships. Drawing on a range of examples from silent films such as What Price Glory and Wings to sound era works like The Deer Hunter, Platoon, Three Kings, and Pearl Harbor, he shows how close.

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Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Definitions -- 1. Paradigms in the silent era -- 2. Beyond triangles -- 3. Disavowing threats -- 4. Wounds -- 5. Drag -- 6. "Don't ask, don't tell" -- 7. Bodies, weapons -- 8. Fathers and sons -- Conclusion : buddies, then and now -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index.

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