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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A vastly intelligent, comprehensively procured treat for film buffs. Thomas Doherty, author of Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939:In a nuanced examination of five pioneering gay directors, Emanuel Levy moves with fluid grace and astonishing erudition through a broad range of national traditions and personal styles, nailing what is peculiar and intriguing about each auteur. His study will enchant anyone interested in the twists and turns of gender, sex, and cinema over the last 50 years. Molly Haskell, film critic and author of Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited:This is an impressively informative treatment of five prominent gay directors who represent a wide range of differences within the gay spectrum. Levy's background in gay cinema, independent cinema, and traditional Hollywood cinema make him the ideal author for this significant and original study. Ed Sikov, author of Film Studies: An Introduction:Emanuel Levy's book is enlightening. It brings into clear focus the disparate works of five gay male directors and helps the reader see these films in new and refreshing ways
  • 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 new and poignant immediacy to modern cinema and popular culture.Combining his experienced critique with in-depth interviews conducted with each director, 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 the 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 Almodóvar and Terence Davies, developing a truly comprehensive, up-to-date approach to gay filmmaking in particular and auteur cinema in general
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Emanuel
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures
  • Gay motion picture producers and directors
  • Gay motion picture producers and directors
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gay motion picture producers and directors
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Genres, other
  • various
Label
Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Emanuel Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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."
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ocn914301534
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/levy15276
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • b7babfc3-d11d-49f3-ac75-d32b2d36e96a
  • 22573/ctt14d2zmg
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914301534
Label
Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Emanuel Levy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn914301534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/levy15276
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • b7babfc3-d11d-49f3-ac75-d32b2d36e96a
  • 22573/ctt14d2zmg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914301534

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