3rd essay help - The Italian Job is a Gary Gray directed...

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The Italian Job is a Gary Gray directed remake of a group of thieves that aim to steal back gold from a former friend that backstabbed them. Gary Grey found box office success through an entertaining story, action-filled scenes, quick-wit humor, and an array of male characters to relate with. The Italian Job represents masculinity by using many different levels of stereotypes, creating a hierarchy of characteristics that society rates, with self-confidence, intelligence, physical strength, and sexual appeal as the most desirable. The Italian Job fails to challenge the falsehoods of what a man really is and falls back onto one-dimensional stereotypes that are more easily recognizable. Mark Wahlberg plays the protagonist, Charlie, as the epitome of a masculine person because he has all of the male qualities that the film portrays as important; the other minor characters represent foils for Charlie to emphasize different kinds of men that do not meet the ultimate standard. And even though this text for the most part endorses hegemonic masculinity, the film interestingly highlights Charlie’s ingenuity as what most sets him apart, a rejection towards the typical model for the ideal man. The Italian Job represents masculinity by using many different levels of stereotypes, creating a hierarchy of which characteristics are the most appealing. Men Mark, “I’m fine” – most multi-dimensional o Cries at old guy’s death o Hardly ever raises voice o Creates the blueprint, in charge of everything o Mixes business with pleasure…”only I can do that” he gets the tv girl’s shirt but
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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