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Author Willis, Sharon, 1955-

Title High contrast : race and gender in contemporary Hollywood film / Sharon Willis.

Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  791.43655 Wil /0005 acn:95993    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  791.43655 Wil /0007 acn.110301    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  791.43655 Wil /0008 acn.113597    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  791.43655 WILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 266 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-257) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Battles of the Sexes. 1. Mutilated Masculinities and Their Prostheses: Die Hards and Lethal Weapons. 2. Insides Out: Public and Private Exchanges from Fatal Attraction to Basic Instinct. 3. Combative Femininity: Thelma and Louise and Terminator 2 -- Pt. II. Ethnographies of the "White" Gaze. 4. Do the Wrong Thing: David Lynch's Perverse Style. 5. Tell the Right Story: Spike Lee and the Politics of Representative Style. 6. Borrowed "Style": Quentin Tarantino's Figures of Masculinity.
Summary In High Contrast, Sharon Willis examines the dynamic relationships between racial and sexual difference in Hollywood film from the 1980s and 1990s. Seizing on the way these differences are accentuated, sensationalized, and eroticized on the screen - most often with little apparent regard for the political context in which they operate - Willis restores that context through close readings of a range of movies from cinematic blockbusters to the work of the new auteurs, Spike Lee, David Lynch, and Quentin Tarantino.
Subject African Americans in motion pictures.
Sex role in motion pictures.
ISBN 0822320290 (cloth : acid-free paper)
082232041X (paperback: acid-free paper)