TITLE

Gender, ethnicity and cultural crisis in Falling Down and Groundhog Day

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, Jude
PUB. DATE
September 1995
SOURCE
Screen;Autumn95, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p214
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines how the crisis of white masculinity was depicted in the films "Falling Down," directed by Joel Schumacher and "Groundhog Day," directed by Harold Ramis. It relates the efforts of "Falling Down" to address the demands of political correctness in terms of racial and gendered identities. The contradictions of the constructions of masculinity within "Falling Down" are outlined. It describes how the comedic resolution offered by "Groundhog Day" in which a cynical sexist played by Bill Murray has transformed into an acceptable male, relies on conservative stereotypical constructions of race and gender.
ACCESSION #
31250912

 

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