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Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Film: The Mighty Sons of HerculesThe muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form….

Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Film: The Mighty Sons of Hercules by O'Brien, Daniel (2014) HardcoverThe muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form….