• Social Science

British Queer Cinema


Author: Robin Griffiths
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415307796
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 475
British Queer Cinema draws together a diverse range of innovative new essays that explore, for the first time, the provocative history of lesbian, gay and queer representation in British cinema. From the early years of 'Pre-Gay' film, through to the social upheaval of post-war 'permissiveness', Gay Liberation and the 'post-AIDS' queer generation, contributors examine the shifting and complex nature of queer identity, desire and spectatorship across a number of classical and contemporary British popular film genres and traditions. Through case studies of key works such as The Killing of Sister George, Prick Up Your Ears and Beautiful Thing, a reappraisal of the films of Anthony Asquith, Terence Davies and Derek Jarman, to the 'queerness' of the heritage film, the homoerotic 'New Wave', or the star performances of Dirk Bogarde, Beryl Reid and Stephen Fry, this timely collection maps the relationship between contemporary queer sexuality and its socio-historical, national and critical contexts.

    • Performing Arts

British Queer Cinema


Author: Robin Griffiths
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415307789
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
View: 5863
From the stereotypes and subversive sub-texts of earlier works to the complex visibility of queer identity in the 70s, 80s and 90s, the contributors to this collection discuss the varying contexts and deployments of homosexuality to define and deconstruct the cultural values of British popular cinema.

    • Drama

Queer Cinema in Europe


Author: Robin Griffiths
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841500798
Category: Drama
Page: 227
View: 9683
A collection of insightful essays that explore, for the first time, the questions and conflicts of gender, sexuality and spectatorship in contemporary European cinema. Contributors discuss the shifting deployments of lesbian, gay and queer representation to re-define and deconstruct notions of national identity and culture from within a unique and diverse European context. A number of films, directors and genres are explored for their relevance to new understandings of queer desire in the new millennium.

    • Performing Arts

New Queer Cinema

The Director’s Cut
Author: B. Ruby Rich
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822399695
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
View: 6457
B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.

    • Social Science

Spanish Queer Cinema


Author: Chris Perriam
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748665870
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 9084
Since the Catalan government passed the first of Spain's regional governmental laws on same-sex partnership in 1998, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer culture in Spain has thrived. Spanish Queer Cinema assesses the impact of this significant cultural expression on Spanish Cinema and evaluates the role LGBTQ film has had in creating and shaping identity and experience. Focusing on films from 1998 to the present day, Chris Perriam skilfully analyses the development of LGBTQ filmmaking and filmwatching in Spain and places this within the wider cultural context. Covering lesbian cinema, gay and queer documentaries and short films, as well as mainstream features, the book investigates how LGBTQ films are distributed and how audiences react to them. It includes discussions of film festivals, cultural centres and social networking sites and it places the filmwatching experience within the context of other cultural activities such as television viewing, reading, surfing, downloading and festival-going. It assesses the importance and impact of Spanish queer cinema on the construction of LGBTQ identities and experiences. An informative and thought-provoking book, Spanish Queer Cinema is an essential read for students and scholars working in the fields of Film Studies, Spanish Studies and Cultural Studies.

    • Performing Arts

Queer Asian Cinema

Shadows in the Shade
Author: Andrew Grossman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560231394
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 346
View: 6224
Explore queer themes in films from Hong Kong gangster flicks to Bollywood melodramas! Although Asian films have reached a new height in popularity worldwide, Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade is the first full-length book in English solely devoted to examining the aesthetics and politics of homosexuality in Asian films. This unique book presents multiple points of view on the portrayal of gay, lesbian, and transgendered people in film throughout Asia. From the subversive sadomasochism of Japan's "pink films" to the hard-boiled world of Hong Kong's gangster movies, Queer Asian Cinema analyzes and discusses attitudes toward homosexuality in the full spectrum of Asian film. In addition to studies of the representation of identified gay men, lesbians, and transgendered individuals, it reveals the hidden homoerotic subtext of otherwise conventional films. Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade examines diverse aspects of Asian films, including: the political and psychological links between feudal and sadomasochist hierarchies the inevitable punishment of homoerotic bonds in gangster films the integration of the homosexual couple into the Confucian family structure in Korean films the complexities of cross-gender casting the differences between transvestism and cross-dressing the definition of male genitalia as obscene Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade brings together experts in both film-making and movie criticism, providing a balanced viewpoint to unite the worlds of academic and popular perceptions on this subject. It opens an exciting discussion of this important and largely neglected area of cinematic discourse.

    • Literary Criticism

Modern British Drama on Screen


Author: William Robert Bray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107001013
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
View: 5227
The first comprehensive study of British and American films adapted from modern British plays.

    • Performing Arts

Queer Cinema in the World


Author: Karl Schoonover,Rosalind Galt
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 082237367X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 408
View: 8189
Proposing a radical vision of cinema's queer globalism, Karl Schoonover and Rosalind Galt explore how queer filmmaking intersects with international sexual cultures, geopolitics, and aesthetics to disrupt dominant modes of world making. Whether in its exploration of queer cinematic temporality, the paradox of the queer popular, or the deviant ecologies of the queer pastoral, Schoonover and Galt reimagine the scope of queer film studies. The authors move beyond the gay art cinema canon to consider a broad range of films from Chinese lesbian drama and Swedish genderqueer documentary to Bangladeshi melodrama and Bolivian activist video. Schoonover and Galt make a case for the centrality of queerness in cinema and trace how queer cinema circulates around the globe–institutionally via film festivals, online consumption, and human rights campaigns, but also affectively in the production of a queer sensorium. In this account, cinema creates a uniquely potent mode of queer worldliness, one that disrupts normative ways of being in the world and forges revised modes of belonging.

    • Performing Arts

Queer Cinema

The Film Reader
Author: Harry M. Benshoff
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415319874
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 242
View: 5081
Queer Cinema, The Film Reader examines the relationship between cinematic representations of sexuality and their social, historical, and industrial contexts. Clearly divided into an introductory overview and four topic areas, the Reader explores how recent critical thinking has approached queer sexualities in relation to the cinema. The four sections discuss: Authorship - examining the role of sexuality in the work of queer filmmakers such as George Cukor, Dorothy Arzner, Barbara Hammer, and the directors of New Queer Cinema Forms - exploring how genres such as the horror film, the musical, film noir, and the animated film construct queer cinematic spaces Camp - looking at how this reception strategy and mode of textual production, initially practised by pre-Stonewall queers, retains its critical charge even in contemporary mainstream popular culture Reception - considering three specific historical case-studies of how queer fans have interacted with media texts from Judy Garland to Star Trek. The Reader concludes with an essay that queerly rethinks classical gaze theory and allows students and scholars of the subject to draw their own conclusions in their studies.

    • History

British Queer History

New approaches and perspectives
Author: Brian Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526101572
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 5432
This collection of essays takes stock of the 'new British queer history'. It is intended both for scholars and students of British social and cultural history and of the history of sexuality and for a broader readership interested in queer issues. British queer history builds on the first wave of sexual diversity scholarship in the 1970s but, since the turn of the millennium, there has been a remarkable efflorescence of deeply researched, theoretically savvy work, covering the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, that has taken the study of 'gay and lesbian' history in intriguing new directions. In offering a snapshot of the field, this volume demonstrates the richness and promise of one of the most vibrant areas of modern British history and the complexity and breadth of discussion, debate and approach. It showcases challenging think-pieces from leading luminaries alongside some of the most original and exciting research by established and emerging young scholars. Drawing on a wide variety of source materials, the topics range from newspaper reporting of sodomy cases, to homoerotic representations of male youths in art, to queer autobiographical accounts, to oral histories of Scottish lesbians, to the camp world of gossip writers, to gay pornography and to much else besides. The book provides a plethora of fresh perspectives and a wealth of new information, suggests enticing avenues for research and - in bringing the whole question of sexual identity to the forefront of debate - challenges us to rethink the parameters of the field.

    • Performing Arts

Queer Edward II


Author: Derek Jarman
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 169
View: 7739
Derek Jarman's widely acclaimed Edward II reworked Christopher Marlowe's original 1594 play for the 1990s. Queer Edward II is a poetic commentary on the making of this luscious film--a lavish book that leaves no holds barred and brings the film to life with luminous stills from the set. Derek Jarman's widely acclaimed Edward II reworked Christopher Marlowe's original 1594 play for the 1990s. Queer Edward II is a poetic commentary on the making of this luscious film--a lavish book that leaves no holds barred and brings the film to life with luminous stills from the set.

    • Performing Arts

The Desiring-Image

Gilles Deleuze and Contemporary Queer Cinema
Author: Nick Davis
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199993165
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 368
View: 4527
The Desiring-Image redefines queer cinema as a kind of filmmaking that conveys sexuality and desire as fundamentally fluid for all people, exceeding familiar stories and themes in many LGBT movies.

    • Performing Arts

Cinema Studies

The Key Concepts
Author: Susan Hayward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131721479X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 616
View: 5670
Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, the book includes entries on topics such as: Acting Audience CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digitisation and globalization Distribution Experimental film Transnational cinema World cinemas

    • Performing Arts

Sixty voices

celebrities recall the golden age of British cinema
Author: British Film Institute
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 260
View: 3558

    • Psychology

Contemporary British Queer Performance


Author: S. Greer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137027339
Category: Psychology
Page: 245
View: 8757
This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented.

    • Performing Arts

The Cinema Book


Author: Pam Cook
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781844571932
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 450
View: 7125
The Cinema Book is widely recognized as the ultimate guide to cinema. Authoritative and comprehensive, the third edition has been extensively revised, updated and expanded in response to developments in cinema and cinema studies. Lavishly illustrated in color, this edition features a wealth of exciting new sections and in-depth case studies.

The British Monarchy on Screen


Author: Mandy Merck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780719099564
Category:
Page: 400
View: 6301
Moving images of the British monarchy are almost as old as the moving image itself, dating back to an 1895 American drama, The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. And from 1896, actual British monarchs appeared in the new 'animated photography', led by Queen Victoria. Half a century later the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II was a milestone in the adoption of television, watched by 20 million Britons and 100 million North Americans. At the century's end, Princess Diana's funeral was viewed by 2.5 billion worldwide. In the first book length examination of film and television representations of this enduring institution, distinguished scholars of media and political history analyze the screen representations of royalty from Henry VIII to 'William and Kate'. Seventeen essays by Ian Christie, Elisabeth Bronfen, Andrew Higson, Karen Lury, Glynn Davies, Jane Landman and other international commentators examine the portrayal of royalty in the 'actuality' picture, the early extended feature, amateur cinema, the movie melodrama, the Commonwealth documentary, New Queer Cinema, TV current affairs, the big screen ceremonial and the post-historical boxed set. A long overdue contribution to film and television studies, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students of British media and political history.

    • Social Science

French Queer Cinema


Author: Nick Rees-Roberts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748694811
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 4498
A full account of the formation and reception of contemporary queer film in France.

    • Feminism and motion pictures

Political Animals

The New Feminist Cinema
Author: Sophie Mayer
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1784533726
Category: Feminism and motion pictures
Page: 260
View: 6889
Female filmmakers are hitting the headlines. The last five years have witnessed: the first Best Director Academy Award won by a woman; women filmmakers emerging from Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Paraguay, Uruguay, Burkina Faso and Kenya; the first stirrings of a 'trans cinema', with the release of films that represent transgender characters and their experiences, challenging our understanding of gender and identity; feminist porn screened at public festivals; and Pussy Riot's online documentation of offline activism sending shockwaves around the world. Political Animals argues that a new wave of feminist cinema is speaking to a new audience hungry for intersectional accounts of women in the public sphere that are missing in the mainstream. It reveals how innovative production and distribution strategies are responding to urgent political situations (resulting in colourful guerrilla aesthetics exemplified in the rough, D.I.Y, online videos made by Pussy Riot, but equally found in recent documentaries and features by established filmmakers too) and tunes in to the transnational, transgenerational conversations that are taking place between filmmakers such as Sally Potter, Claire Denis, Barbara Hammer, Mania Akbari, Haifaa al-Mansour, Emily Jacir, Andrea Arnold and Clio Barnard. Courageous and complex, the new feminist cinema is a political animal that, while laying claim to the public sphere as its own, refuses to be domesticated by it.

    • Performing Arts

New Queer Cinema

A Critical Reader
Author: Michele Aaron
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813534862
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 204
View: 3106
Coined in the early 1990s to describe a burgeoning film movement, “New Queer Cinema” has turned the attention of film theorists, students, and audiences to the proliferation of intelligent, stylish, and daring work by lesbian and gay filmmakers within independent cinema and to the infiltration of “queer” images and themes into the mainstream. Why did this shift take place? Was it political gains, cultural momentum, or market forces that energized the evolution and transformation of this cinematic genre? New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader provides a definitive and highly readable guide to the development of this important and controversial film movement. The volume is divided into four sections: defining “new queer cinema,” assessing its filmmakers, examining geographic and national differences, and theorizing spectatorship. Chapters address the work of pivotal directors (such as Todd Haynes and Gregg Araki) and salient films (including Paris is Burning and Boys Don't Cry), as well as unconventional and non-Anglo-American work (experimental filmmaking and third world cinema). With a critical eye to its uneasy relationship to the mainstream, New Queer Cinema explores the aesthetic, sociocultural, political, and, necessarily, commercial investments of the movement. It is the first full-length study of recent developments in queer cinema that combines indispensable discussions of central issues with exciting new work by key writers.