Nicolas Winding Refn and the Construction of a Stable Masculinity: Part I

As part of his master’s thesis, Christopher Olson is considering how Nicolas Winding Refn is creating and depicting a stable notion of masculinity in his films; specifically, in Pusher, Bronson, Valhalla Rising and Drive.¬† In this blog post, he explores what is Refn’s notion of a mythical masculinity, and how he begins to develop and…

Sukiyaki Western Django as a Representation of Transcultural Identity

Christopher J. Olson discusses how our globalized pop culture is resulting in new transcultural films where the directors act as DJs, remixing different cultures for completely new experiences. ¬†This paper is the most recent draft of the presentation he will be giving at the PCA Conference in Chicago this upcoming April, 2014. via Sukiyaki Western…