Newton Talks #27 The Vigilante Thriller, with Dr Cary Edwards

Episode 37,  May 31, 12:42 PM

In this episode, Dr Cary Edwards joins me to discuss his new book The Vigilante Thriller: Violence, Spectatorship, and Identification in American Cinema from 1970-1976 (Bloomsbury, 2022). We discuss films such as Death Wish, Joe, Dirty Harry, and Taxi Driver, among many others, and the cinematic and social context that created the revenge and vigilante motif in 70s film.