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Such big feelings!, or Learning masculinity from the movies – Episode 18

In this episode Dara asks the question – what movies really do it for you? Before giving his own answer, he explores the types of masculinity that he has been attracted to on the big screen since he was a child. From the days of Spencer Tracy, through the Star Wars and Indiana Jones era, to the modern emotional landscape of ‘men’s movies’, he covers a lot of ground and a lot of movies that all capture a certain type of bruised masculinity.

He explains what he means by the ‘male chick flick’ and concludes the episode by homing in on the male-centric stories of 5 particular contemporary directors – James Gray, James Mangold, Scott Cooper, Gavin O’Connor and Taylor Sheridan.

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