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Full Throttle on Hell's Highway free pdf With Brando as its brooding star, 'The Wild One' (1954), loaded with defiant nihilism, exemplifies the renegade alienation and freewheeling machismo that became trademarks of the 'biker' genre and paved the way for the Hollywood 'outlaw biker' movies that followed through the 1960s and '70s. In the first full study of the biker movie, Bill Osgerby explores the history, context, nature and significance of the 'biker' movie phenomenon. From the genre's origins in the 'teenpic' industry of the early 1950s, he traces the 'biker' movie through its belligerent double decade heyday to its decline and subsequent re-birth during the 1980s, '90s and first decade of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the biker movie's seditious nonconformity and sexually charged menace, themes that ensured the 'chrome opera"s status as a film genre that has appealed equally to the hucksters of exploitation cinema and the underground auteurs of the art-house circuit.

About Bill Osgerby

Bill Osgerby is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of North London and Associate Lecturer, M.A. in Mass Communications (distance learning), Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester. His books include Youth in Britain Since 1945 (1998), Playboys in Paradise: Youth, Masculinity and Leisure-Style in Modern America (2001), Action TV: Tough-Guys, Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks (2001) and Youth Media (2004).

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Author : Bill Osgerby
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Data Published : 30 June 2016
ISBN : 1845111656
EAN : 9781845111656
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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