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Washed in Blood: Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema (Paperback)

Claire Sisco Prof. King

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Paperback. 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, .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 220 pages. 0.386. Bookseller Inventory # 9780813551609

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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.

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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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