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Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity$
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Drucilla Cornell

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230129

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230129.001.0001

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Militarized Manhood: Shattered Images and the Trauma of War

Militarized Manhood: Shattered Images and the Trauma of War

(p.139) 6 Militarized Manhood: Shattered Images and the Trauma of War
Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell

Fordham University Press

This chapter analyzes the films The Outlaw of Josey Wales (1976), Firefox (1982), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). It argues that in Eastwood's model, the war is no benefit to men but only a nightmarish reality from which they can never escape and before which they fall silent. War is no longer portrayed as what makes a man “a man,” but rather as what can shatter him, leaving him in the isolation of one who can never relate to others the horrible reality of living in the chaos of the battlefield.

Keywords:   Clint Eastwood, masculinity, war films, The Outlaw of Josey Wales, Firefox, Heartbreak Ridge, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima

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