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The belief in his virility, in the death defying value of his own potency.” In our capitalistic world, “the orgasm is our most valuable commodity: it symbolizes the stoppage of time, a tear of eternity. I am here for I reach the climax.”* If this diatribe holds true for pornography, Arnold’s movie characters live and breathe by the same modus operandi.
The cumshot is simply substituted by the explosion, the blood spurt and the death inducing power move.
(1985) introduces its main character, John Matrix, as a gigantic meatloaf.
The camera zeros in on his biceps and bulky torso until the screen reveals that he is carrying a huge chainsaw in one hand and a huger tree trunk in the other.
Similarly, (1982) imposes himself as the hero of the movie when his muscle increases.
In a montage that captures his transformation from youth into the bulging muscleman he becomes, the emphasis is clearly placed on physical force again.
In a world where men only seem to communicate through physical violence, intellectual abilities become a non-issue—maybe even a hindrance. After all, killing the bad guys and saving the planet is only worth half as much if the hero can’t score the babe at the end of the film.
Manly men such as the hulk-type Arnold embodies, should, by design, breathe sexual competence.
Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role on ABC's "The Dating Game," which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared for more than a decade, charming audiences with his mellifluous voice and wide, easygoing grin. Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contestants.
(1987), the first handshake between Schwarzenegger’s Dutch and his boss Dillon is an excuse to show us an extreme close-up of Arnold’s contracting biceps.
In this world, muscles are more important than human exchange.
We get shots of arms and legs that grow and grow in frightening proportions until Conan finally reaches his prime.
At the same time, mental maturity that would ideally develop with age is not alluded to or expressed in any way.