This page will feature entries that discuss individual male protagonists in relation to gender studies, in particular the shift in cinematic portrayals of masculinity post World War II. The entries will identify male stereotypes and archtypes and discuss how certain representations either challenge or illustrate them. The films, actors, and characters of interest in this research are as follows: Paul Newman’s character Brick in Richard Brook’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Marlon Brando’s character Terry in Eliza Kazan’s On the Waterfront (1954), James Stewart’s character “Scottie,” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958), and Joseph Cotten’s character Holly Martins in Carol Reed’s The Third Man (1949).
By Pathos of the Privileged
Curators: Emmanuel Roberts, Lucia Meneses, Juliette Sicard, Daniella Lopez