Todd Haynes

Author: Julia Leyda
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626741387
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Todd Haynes from the Author: Julia Leyda. A pioneer of the New Queer Cinema, Todd Haynes (b. 1961) is a leading American independent filmmaker. Whether working with talking dolls in a homemade short (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story) or with Oscar-winning performers in an HBO miniseries (Mildred Pierce), Haynes has garnered numerous awards and nominations and an expanding fan base for his provocative and engaging work. In all his films, Haynes works to portray the struggles of characters in conflict with the norms of society. Many of his movies focus on female characters, drawing inspiration from genres such as the woman’s film and the disease movie (Far from Heaven and Safe); others explore male characters who transgress sexual and other social conventions (Poison and Velvet Goldmine). The writer-director has drawn on figures such as Karen Carpenter, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Bob Dylan in his meditations on American and British music, celebrity, and the meaning of identity. His 2007 movie I’m Not There won a number of awards and was notable for Haynes’s decision to cast six different actors (one of whom was a woman) to portray Dylan. Gathering interviews from 1989 through 2012, this collection presents a range of themes, films, and moments in the burgeoning career of Todd Haynes.

Todd Haynes

Author: Rob White
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252037561
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Todd Haynes from the Author: Rob White. Rob Whites highly readable book, which includes a major new interview with Haynes, is the first comprehensive study of the directors work.

The Cinema Of Todd Haynes

Author: James Morrison
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764779
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The Cinema Of Todd Haynes from the Author: James Morrison. From the trenches of independent American film of the 1990s, Todd Haynes has emerged in the 21st century as one of the world's most audacious filmmakers. In a series of smart, informative essays, this book traces his career from its roots in New Queer Cinema to the Oscar-nomainated 'Far From Heaven.

Gay Directors Gay Films

Author: Emanuel Levy
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526539
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Gay Directors Gay Films from the Author: Emanuel Levy. 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 AlmodĂłvar and Terence Davies, developing a truly comprehensive, up-to-date approach to gay filmmaking in particular and auteur cinema in general.

Reel Views 2

Author: James Berardinelli
Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.
ISBN: 1932112405
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Reel Views 2 from the Author: James Berardinelli. Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.

Slow Movies

Author: Ira Jaffe
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850638
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Slow Movies from the Author: Ira Jaffe. "In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility," Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as much as motion. Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed international directors who in the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on motion and action. More than other realist art cinema, slow movies by Lisandro Alonso, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-ke, Abbas Kiarostami, Cristian Mungiu, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, Gus Van Sant and others radically adhere to space-times in which emotion is repressed along with motion; editing and dialogue yield to stasis and contemplation; action surrenders to emptiness if not death.

Far From Heaven

Author: Todd Haynes
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802140272
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Far From Heaven from the Author: Todd Haynes. Collected in this volume are three highly acclaimed screenplays from one of today's most provocative writer-directors. With exquisite subtlety, all three films demonstrate Haynes's concerns as a pioneer of the "new queer cinema" who is winning increasing acceptance by the American mainstream.

Strange Natures

Author: Nicole Seymour
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252094875
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Strange Natures from the Author: Nicole Seymour. In Strange Natures, Nicole Seymour investigates the ways in which contemporary queer fictions offer insight on environmental issues through their performance of a specifically queer understanding of nature, the nonhuman, and environmental degradation. By drawing upon queer theory and ecocriticism, Seymour examines how contemporary queer fictions extend their critique of "natural" categories of gender and sexuality to the nonhuman natural world, thus constructing a queer environmentalism. Seymour's thoughtful analyses of works such as Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues, Todd Haynes's Safe, and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain illustrate how homophobia, classism, racism, sexism, and xenophobia inform dominant views of the environment and help to justify its exploitation. Calling for a queer environmental ethics, she delineates the discourses that have worked to prevent such an ethics and argues for a concept of queerness that is attuned to environmentalism's urgent futurity, and an environmentalism that is attuned to queer sensibilities.

Post Pop Cinema

Author: Jesse Fox Mayshark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990800
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Post Pop Cinema from the Author: Jesse Fox Mayshark. Provides a deep look into the varied work and common bonds of a group of young American directors including Wes Anderson, P. T. Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Richard Kelly, Richard Linklater, and David O. Russell.