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The Resource The silvering screen : old age and disability in cinema, Sally Chivers

The silvering screen : old age and disability in cinema, Sally Chivers

Label
The silvering screen : old age and disability in cinema
Title
The silvering screen
Title remainder
old age and disability in cinema
Statement of responsibility
Sally Chivers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Popular films have always included elderly characters, but until recently, old age only played a supporting role on screen. Now, as the Baby Boomer population hits retirement, there has been an explosion of films, including Away From Her, The Straight Story, The Barbarian Invasions, and About Schmidt, where aging is a central theme. This book is a sustained discussion of old age in cinema. It brings together theories from disability studies, critical gerontology, and cultural studies, to examine how the film industry has linked old age with physical and mental disability. The author further examines Hollywood's mixed messages, the applauding of actors who portray the debilitating side of aging, while promoting a culture of youth, as well as the gendering of old age on film. The book makes an attempt to counter the fear of aging implicit in these readings by proposing alternate ways to value getting older
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chivers, Sally
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A433
LC item number
C45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging in motion pictures
  • People with disabilities in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Alter (Motiv)
  • Alter
  • Film
  • Schauspieler
  • Constitutional law
Label
The silvering screen : old age and disability in cinema, Sally Chivers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-197), filmography (p. [149]-173), and index
Contents
The silvering screen -- Same difference? : Gerontology and disability studies join hands -- Baby Jane grew up : the horror of aging in mid-twentieth-century Hollywood -- Grey matters : dementia, cognitive difference, and the 'guilty demographic' on screen -- 'Sounds like a regular marriage' : monogamy and the fidelity of care -- Yes, we still can : Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, aging masculinity, and the American dream -- As old as Jack gets : Nicholson, masculinity, and the Hollywood system -- Final films, the silvering screen comes of age
Control code
701243926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 213 p.
Isbn
9781442640795
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011379902
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)701243926
Label
The silvering screen : old age and disability in cinema, Sally Chivers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-197), filmography (p. [149]-173), and index
Contents
The silvering screen -- Same difference? : Gerontology and disability studies join hands -- Baby Jane grew up : the horror of aging in mid-twentieth-century Hollywood -- Grey matters : dementia, cognitive difference, and the 'guilty demographic' on screen -- 'Sounds like a regular marriage' : monogamy and the fidelity of care -- Yes, we still can : Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, aging masculinity, and the American dream -- As old as Jack gets : Nicholson, masculinity, and the Hollywood system -- Final films, the silvering screen comes of age
Control code
701243926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 213 p.
Isbn
9781442640795
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011379902
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)701243926

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