New American Cinema: Innovation, Misogyny and Homophobia

New American Cinema: Innovation, Misogyny and Homophobia

New American Cinema, 1967-1976

Institutional Forces

Breakdown of Production Code

Artistic Innovation

Misogyny

Aldrich

Altman

Forman, Milos

Nichols

The Graduate (woman as predator-monster, Anne Bancroft)

Penn, Arthur

Bonnie and Clyde

Peckinpah

The Wild Bunch

Scorsese

 

Mean Streets, Taxi Driver

Spielberg

Sugarland Express; Jaws

Exception: Cassavetes

Woman Under the Influence

Dominant Genre: Male Buddie Film

No Women Stars: Streisand,

Horror Queens: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

Prostitutes Rule:

Julie Christie, Streisand, MacLaine

Lost Generation:

The Group, 1966 (whatever happened to?

Homophobia

Cycle of Gay Films, 1968