The relationships between men in film clearly reflect the state of the gender culture in the United States throughout the 20th and into the 21st century
COMEDY: ROAD TO SINGAPORE PREMIER 1940
This film was the first of many films Bob Hope and Bing Crosby would make together. They had no real plot but they were made to showcase the chemistry of the two stars. Also, the Country was entering a World War and these films were seen as light-hearted escapism.
1958, THE DEFIANT ONES
After the war and as the country became properous, and the middle class emerged strongly, other kinds of issues were examined in the once light-hearted buddy film genre.
Robert Redford and Paul Newman gave yet another slant to the Buddy Movie-adding an outlaw element to the genre. They were partners in crime and the reflected not only a wild west history gone but a "Bad Boy" hero image in a handsome duo.
Newman And Redford strike gold again in THE STING-a period piece from the Depression but perhaps also depicting the tough economic times of the early 1970s when there was a gas shortage and high unemployment numbers and the National Watergate Scandal.
SILVER STREAK-BIRACIAL COMEDY TEAMS IN BUDDY FILMS!