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Studying Hot Fuzz

Neil Archer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By the power of Greyskull! In their second big-screen collaboration after Shaun of the Dead (2004), with Hot Fuzz (2007) director and co-writer Edgar Wright and co-writer and star Simon Pegg took aim ... More


Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Kent L. Brintnall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226074696
eISBN:
9780226074719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074719.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Images of suffering male bodies permeate Western culture, from Francis Bacon's paintings and Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs to the battered heroes of action movies. Drawing on perspectives from a ... More


Introduction: Beyond a Joke?

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Hot Fuzz (2007). Hot Fuzz appeals to an idea of difference. One can read this in terms of nationality, recognising the film as a British movie, not ... More


The Shit Just Got Real: Hot Fuzz and the Uses of Parody

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the use of parody in Hot Fuzz (2007). It particularly examines the film's manipulation of Hollywood action movie tropes. Uncritical discussions of parody in British film ... More


100% Pure Adrenaline: Gender and Generic Surface in

Luke Collins

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the quintessential action movie, Point Break (1991), arguing that we experience the film as generic surface. Despite critical efforts to construct the film as a creative play ... More


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