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Stories & Ideas

Thu 29 Dec 2016

Dust, leather and masculinity

Craft Film
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Your museum of screen culture

Do the clothes maketh the man?

What clothing gives a soldier the appearance of strength and valour? What visual cues on a costume suggest masculinity? During our Hollywood Costume exhibition, we invited film critics and costuming experts to dissect how masculinity is defined on the silver screen.

Guest panel includes Mark Nicholls, Paola Di Trocchio and Jake Wilson.

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