Author: Asbjørn Grønstad
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: american, cinema, masculinity, death, violence, transfigurations
Number of Pages: 278
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 908964010X
ISBN-13: 9789089640109

In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in our most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah, and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory, challenging the orthodoxies of previous research on film violence and contributing a fresh perspective to how we might recon