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The Resource Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Emanuel Levy

Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Emanuel Levy

Label
Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters
Title
Gay directors, gay films?
Title remainder
Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters
Statement of responsibility
Emanuel Levy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. For most of the twentieth century, gay characters and gay themes were both underrepresented and misrepresented in mainstream cinema. Since the 1970s, however, a new generation of openly gay directors has turned the closet inside out, bringing a poignant immediacy to modern cinema and popular culture. Combining his experienced critique with in-depth interviews, Emanuel Levy draws a clear timeline of gay filmmaking over the past four decades and its particular influences and innovations. While recognizing the 'queering' of American culture that resulted from these films, Levy also takes stock of the ensuing conservative backlash and its impact on cinematic art, a trend that continues alongside a growing acceptance of homosexuality. He compares the similarities and differences between the 'North American' attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the 'European' perspectives of Pedro Almodovar and Terence Davies, developing a truly expansive approach to gay filmmaking and auteur cinema."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Emanuel
Dewey number
791.43/653
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H55
LC item number
L48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures
  • Gay motion picture producers and directors
  • Gay motion picture producers and directors
  • Film
Label
Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Emanuel Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pedro Almodóvar: Spain's enfant terrible -- Terence Davies: subjective memoirist -- Todd Haynes: deconstructive queer cinema -- Gus van Sant: poet of lost and alienated youth -- John Waters: queer as trash and camp -- Conclusion: gay directors "who's looking at whom and how."
Control code
ocn900031573
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231152778
Lccn
2015006484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900031573
Label
Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Emanuel Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pedro Almodóvar: Spain's enfant terrible -- Terence Davies: subjective memoirist -- Todd Haynes: deconstructive queer cinema -- Gus van Sant: poet of lost and alienated youth -- John Waters: queer as trash and camp -- Conclusion: gay directors "who's looking at whom and how."
Control code
ocn900031573
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231152778
Lccn
2015006484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900031573

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