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Representation of men in action films


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Representation of men in action films

  1. 1. Representation of Men in Action Films<br />
  2. 2. This Weeks Objectives<br />To know the stereotypical representation of men in the media<br />To explore the representation of men in action movies<br />To comment on the way these representations have changes since the 1970s<br />
  3. 3. Male Stereotypes<br />Representations of men across all media tend to focus on the following:<br />Strength - physical and intellectual <br />Power <br />Sexual attractiveness (which may be based on the above) <br />Physique<br />Independence (of thought, action)<br />The Lone Hero: as independent and not needing to rely on others<br />
  4. 4. How has representation of the male hero changed?<br />View scenes from different decades<br />Write down the general ideas you get about the male action hero in these decades<br />
  5. 5. 1970s<br />Dirty Harry 1971<br />The French Connection 1971<br />1970s saw Action meet Spy genre following the success of Bond in the 1960s<br />
  6. 6. 1980s<br />Die Hard <br />Rambo 1982<br />Terminator 1984<br />When Action movies became big business in Hollywood<br />Summer blockbusters<br />
  7. 7. 1990s<br />The Fugitive 1993<br />Armageddon 1998<br />Face Off 1997<br />Enemy of the State 1998<br />How had the representation of men changed again?<br />
  8. 8. 2000s<br />The Matrix 2000<br />Gone in 60 Seconds 2000<br />Transformers 2007<br />Gladiator 2000<br />The Dark Knight 2008<br />Two different types stand out here<br />