Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains

Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains

Masculinity in Disney's Feature Films
Amy M. Davis
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/5/2013
Format: paper 276 pages
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86196-704-9
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From the iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to Tangled, the 2010 retelling of Rapunzel, Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains looks at the portrayal of male characters in Disney films from the perspective of masculinity studies and feminist film theory. This companion volume to Good Girls and Wicked Witches places these depictions within the context of Hollywood and American popular culture at the time of each film’s release.
Distributed for John Libbey Publishing

Author Bio

Amy M. Davis is author of Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Changing Representations of Women in Disney's Feature Animation, 1937-2001 (IUP, 2006) and a Lecturer in the Film Studies Department at the University of Hull.

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Table of Contents

1. Masculinity, Animation, 9 Old Men & Walt
2. Separating the Men from the Boys
3. Mad about the Boy
4. Handsome Princes
5. Evil Villains
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