Becoming Jack Nicholson: The Masculine Persona from Easy by Shaun R. Karli PDF

By Shaun R. Karli

ISBN-10: 0810885980

ISBN-13: 9780810885981

One of the main celebrated figures on the earth of cinema, Jack Nicholson has seemed in additional than fifty motion pictures, stamping every one along with his larger-than-life presence. simply because Nicholson introduced a collection of characteristics and attitudes with him to his roles that the actor and filmmakers variously inflected, audiences linked yes features together with his reveal identification. every now and then his rebelliousness used to be celebrated as an act of self-expression opposed to an oppressive procedure (Five effortless items, The Passenger, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), and at others it used to be published as an absurd masculine delusion (The final aspect, Chinatown, and The Shining). In every one, the actor embodies an inherent stress among a wish to make actual offerings and a strain to comply to societal expectancies of manly habit.

In Becoming Jack Nicholson: The Masculine personality from effortless Rider to The Shining, Shaun Karli appears to be like on the actor’s on-screen presence in 8 key movies among 1969 and 1980. Karli explores how in every one of those movies, the actor and the filmmakers performed upon viewers expectancies of “Jack Nicholson” to problem winning attitudes approximately masculinity and gear. targeting the actor's picture in a string of counterculture motion pictures that spanned the Seventies, Karli argues that audiences created a composite "understanding" of the Nicholson personality in those movies.

Examining either the actor and the on-screen model of the Nicholson personality, this publication deals a desirable examine one of many significant monitor figures of the prior 40 years. Becoming Jack Nicholson will attract students of cinema, but in addition to these attracted to gender reviews, American experiences, and sociology.

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