Tripped Out: The Psychedelic Film and Masculinity

  title={Tripped Out: The Psychedelic Film and Masculinity},
  author={Mark Gallagher},
  journal={Quarterly Review of Film and Video},
  pages={161 - 171}
  • M. Gallagher
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Art
  • Quarterly Review of Film and Video
In recent years, films such as The Matrix (1999), Fight Club (1999), and Memento (2000) have earned widespread or cult success through alternative figurations of masculinity linked to popular genres—the science-fiction film, the action film, and the film noir, respectively. In each of these films, generic foundations and the implicit promise of stable, white, heterosexual masculinity at the films’ cores—either in terms of star images or character constructions—authorize formal and thematic… 
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