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Washed in Blood free pdf Will Smith in "I Am Legend." Leonardo DiCaprio in "Titanic." Charlton Heston in just about everything.Viewers of Hollywood action films are no doubt familiar with the sacrificial victim-hero, the male protagonist who nobly gives up his life so that others may be saved. "Washed in Blood" argues that such sacrificial films are especially prominent in eras when the nation and American manhood is thought to be in crisis. The sacrificial victim-hero, continually imperiled and frequently exhibiting classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, thus bears the trauma of the nation.Claire Sisco King offers an in-depth study of three prominent cycles of Hollywood films that follow the sacrificial narrative: the early to mid 1970s, the mid to late 1990s, and the mid to late 2000s. From Vietnam-era disaster movies to post-9/11 apocalyptic thrillers, she examines how each film represents traumatized American masculinity and national identity. What she uncovers is a cinematic tendency to position straight white men as America s most valuable citizens and its noblest victims."

About Claire Sisco King

CLAIRE SISCO KING is an assistant professor in the department of communication studies at Vanderbilt University- she also teaches in the film studies program. Her work has been published in numerous communication and media studies journals.

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Author : Claire Sisco King
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Data Published : 15 December 2011
ISBN : 0813551609
EAN : 9780813551609
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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