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Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Linked by Noël Theodosiou
tags: americas, culture, emergence, europe, making sense
American Masculinity, Shown in All Its Angst – by Melena Ryzik, The New York Times, published November 30, 2011
In her article, Melena Ryzik notes a theme in movie nominees (starting with nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards announced on 28th November 2011): whether struggling single fathers, real-life men searching for their place in history, fictional figures facing uncertain futures, “the existential crises of men” seems to lead the way once again.
Is this a reflection of the lengthy development cycle of films (and therefore, a delayed reflection of what’s really going on in culture)? Or is this simply a reflection of what the author refers to as a Hollywood “brofest”?