The penalties of passion and desire: love and the aging male in early 20th-century film
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
The penalties of passion and desire
Abstract: 

In popular feature films of the 20th century, the aging male is generally presented as a kindly, if feeble, old grandfather or as a ruthless villain. A handful of films from this era broke with tradition and took the bold step of exploring the social and medical implications of latent sexual impulses in this age group. Love for aging males was typically presented as a dangerous aberration that held the promise of tragic consequences. This paper will demonstrate that cinematographic presentations of geriatric male sexuality faithfully adhere to the medical dogma of the day.

Author(s): 
Hodges, F. M.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Aging Male: The Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Journal Abbreviation: 
Aging Male
Publication Date: 
2003-03
Publication Year: 
2003
Pages: 
18-23
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1368-5538
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 12809077

Turabian/Chicago Citation

F. M. Hodges. 2003-03. "The penalties of passion and desire: love and the aging male in early 20th-century film." The Aging Male: The Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male 6: 1: 18-23.

Wikipedia Citation

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