Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Australian masculinity on the road|
|Citation:||Media International Australia, 2000; 95:227-236|
|Publisher:||Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy|
|Abstract:||In an Australia where the old images of masculinity are no longer serviceable, the road provides an ideal site for films wishing to explore ways of being a man at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, True Love and Chaos, Doing Time for Patsy Cline and Kiss or Kill critique or destabilise traditional models of masculinity, and use the road as a space where masculinity is free to change. However, as Pamela Robertson (1997: 271) has pointed out, the road movie is 'a genre obsessed with home'. The closure of all four films involves establishing a new form of home, and in doing so demonstrates how difficult it is to reintegrate credibly the changes experienced on the road into a domestic unit that is fulfilling for all its members.|
|Description:||© The University of Queensland|
|Appears in Collections:||English publications|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.