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New Queer Cinema

The Director’s Cut
Author: B. Ruby Rich
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822354284
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 322
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Presenting Rich's new thoughts on the new queer cinema (NQC), this volume also brings together the best of her writing on the NQC.

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Queer Cinema in the World


Author: Karl Schoonover,Rosalind Galt
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 082237367X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 408
View: 3440
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.

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Queer Cinema

The Film Reader
Author: Harry M. Benshoff
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415319874
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 242
View: 7452
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.

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Queer Cinema

Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys
Author: Barbara Mennel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850204
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 4834
Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys illustrates queer cinematic aesthetics by highlighting key films that emerged at historical turning points throughout the twentieth century. Barbara Mennel traces the representation of gays and lesbians from the sexual liberation movements of the roaring 1920s in Berlin to the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City and the emergence of queer activism and film in the early 1990s. She explains early tropes of queerness, such as the boarding school or the vampire, and describes the development of camp from 1950s Hollywood to underground art of the late 1960s in New York City. Mennel concludes with an exploration of the contemporary mainstreaming of gay and lesbian films and global queer cinema. Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys not only offers an introduction to a gay and lesbian film history, but also contributes to an academic discussion about queer subversion of mainstream film.

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British Queer Cinema


Author: Robin Griffiths
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415307796
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 4281
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.

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Spanish Queer Cinema


Author: Chris Perriam
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748665889
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 7381
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 c

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French Queer Cinema


Author: Nick Rees-Roberts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748694811
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 8743
A full account of the formation and reception of contemporary queer film in France.

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New Queer Cinema

A Critical Reader
Author: Michele Aaron
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813534862
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 204
View: 5066
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.

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Independent Queer Cinema

Reviews and Interviews
Author: Gary M. Kramer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560233435
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 255
View: 4523
Film critic Gary M. Kramer has always looked to films to see how gay and lesbian life is represented. This volume collects together 100 of Kramer's reviews and interviews (from 1999 to 2004) that celebrate the latest queer wave of actors, writers and directors. These are films and filmmakers to be discovered and discussed - from the American indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein to the provocative foreign gem Come Undone, and to tantalising insights from Stephen Fry and Tilda Swinton.

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The Queer Film Festival

Popcorn and Politics
Author: Stuart Richards
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137584386
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 251
View: 4855
This book examines the queer film festival and opens the discussion on social enterprises and sustainable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations. With over 220 events worldwide and some of the bigger budgets exceeding $1 million, the queer film festival has grown to become a staple event in all cosmopolitan cities’ arts calendars. While activism was instrumental in establishing these festivals, the pink dollar has been a deciding factor in its financial sustainability. Pretty gay boys with chiselled abs are a staple feature, rather than underground experimental faire. Community arts events, such as these, are now a creative industry. While clearly having a social purpose, they must also concern themselves with the bottom line. For all the contradictory elements of its organisational growth, this conflict makes the queer film festival an integral site for analysis. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach in examining the queer film festival as a representative snapshot of the current state of queer cinema and community based film festivals. The book looks at queer film festivals in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Melbourne to argue for the importance of these institutions remaining as community events.

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Queer Cinema in Europe


Author: Robin Griffiths
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841500798
Category: Drama
Page: 227
View: 8747
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.

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The Desiring-Image

Gilles Deleuze and Contemporary Queer Cinema
Author: Nick Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199993173
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 368
View: 6302
The Desiring-Image yields new models of queer cinema produced since the late 1980s, based on close formal analysis of diverse films as well as innovative contributions to current film theory. The book defines "queer cinema" less as a specific genre or in terms of gay and lesbian identity, but more broadly as a kind of filmmaking that conveys sexual desire and orientation as potentially fluid within any individual's experience, and as forces that can therefore unite unlikely groups of people along new lines, socially, sexually, or politically. The films driving this analysis range from celebrated fixtures of the New Queer Cinema of the 1990s (including Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman and Todd Haynes's Velvet Goldmine) to sexually provocative films of the same era that are rarely classified as queer (David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch) to breakout films by 21st-century directors (Rodney Evans's Brother to Brother, John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus). To frame these readings and to avoid heterosexist assumptions in other forms of film analysis, The Desiring-Image revisits the work of the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, whose two major works on cinema somehow never address the radical ideas about desire he expresses in other texts. This book brings those notions together in innovative ways, making them clear and accessible to newcomers and field specialists alike, with clear, illustrated examples drawn from a wide range of movies extending beyond the central case studies. Thus, The Desiring-Image speaks to readers interested in queer and gay/lesbian studies, in film theory, in feminist and sexuality scholarship, and in theory and philosophy, putting those discourses into rich, surprising conversations with popular cinema of the last 30 years.

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The Fruit Machine

Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema
Author: Thomas Waugh
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822324683
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 312
View: 6743
DIVA selection of writings on gay and lesbian cinema by one of the pioneers of queer film criticism./div

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Despite All Adversities

Spanish-American Queer Cinema
Author: Andrés Lema-Hincapié,Debra A. Castillo
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438459122
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 1586
Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture. Despite All Adversities examines a representative selection of notable queer films by Spanish America’s most important directors since the 1950s. Each chapter focuses on a single film and offers rich and thoughtful new interpretations by a prominent scholar. The book explores films from across the region, including Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s and Juan Carlos Tabío’s Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate, 1993), Marcelo Piñeyro’s Plata quemada (Burnt Money, 2000), Barbet Schroeder’s La Virgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins, 2000), Lucía Puenzo’s XXY (XXY, 2007), Francisco J. Lombardi’s No se lo digas a nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone, 1998), Arturo Ripstein’s El lugar sin límites (Hell Without Limits, 1978), among others. A survey of recent lesbian-themed Mexican films is also included.

Farewell My Concubine

A Queer Film Classic (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Helen Leung
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459608364
Category:
Page: 136
View: 8840
Farewell My Concubine, one of three new QUEER FILM CLASSICS this fall, is a thought-provoking consideration of Chen Kaige's acclaimed 1992 Chinese film set in the mid-20th century about two male Peking opera stars and the woman who comes between them, set against the political turmoil of a China in transition. The film's treatment of gender performance and homosexuality was a first in Chinese cinema, and the subject of much controversy there. The movie, which helped to bring contemporary Chinese films onto the world stage, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (the first Chinese film to do so), and was nominated for a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. This book, one of two new QFCs to focus on Asian queer cinema, places the film in its historical and cultural context while drawing on fresh insights from recent works on transgender and queer studies to provide readers with an intimate, provocative, and original look at the film.

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The Queer German Cinema


Author: Alice A. Kuzniar
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804739955
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 314
View: 7555
This ambitious and pioneering work rewrites German cinematic history queerly. It shows how, since the Weimar era, German cinema has played a leading role in the innovation of gay and lesbian cinema, with the tantalizing sexual illegibility and gender instability of German films of the 1920s anticipating the queer sensibilities of the 1990s.

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The Queer Greek Weird Wave

Ethics, Politics and the Crisis of Meaning
Author: Marios Psaras
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319403109
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 232
View: 5273
Cinema might not be able to help heal a broken nation but it can definitely help revisit a nation’s past, reframe its present and re-imagine its future. This is the first book-length study on what has become an internationally acclaimed strand in contemporary Greek cinema. Psaras examines how this particular trend can be thought of as an integral aesthetic response to the infamous Greek crisis, illuminating its fundamental ideological aspects by means of a queer critique of national politics. Drawing on a wide range of methodological approaches from queer theory, film theory, ethical philosophy and psychoanalysis, this volume sheds light on the way the Greek Weird Wave challenges, deconstructs and re-imagines traditional notions of Greekness, the Greek nation and the Greek patriarchal family. This is achieved through close textual analysis of the subversive thematics and idiosyncratic forms of six films made by some of the best-known and most celebrated contemporary Greek directors including Dogtooth (2009) and Alps (2011) by Yorgos Lanthimos, Strella (2009) by Panos H. Koutras, and Attenberg (2010) by Athina-Rachel Tsangaris.

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Italian Masculinity as Queer Melodrama

Caravaggio, Puccini, Contemporary Cinema
Author: John Champagne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137470046
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
View: 4439
Offering queer analyses of paintings by Caravaggio and Puccini and films by Özpetek, Amelio, and Grimaldi, Champagne argues that Italian masculinity has often been articulated through melodrama. Wide in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this much-needed study shows the vital role of affect for both Italian history and masculinity studies.

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Pink 2.0

Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet
Author: Noah A. Tsika
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253023238
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 290
View: 3841
In an era where digital media converges with new technologies that allow for cropping, remixing, extracting, and pirating, a second life for traditional media appears via the internet and emerging platforms. Pink 2.0 examines the mechanisms through which the internet and associated technologies both produce and limit the intelligibility of contemporary queer cinema. Challenging conventional conceptions of the internet as an exceptionally queer medium, Noah A. Tsika explores the constraints that publishers, advertisers, and content farms place on queer cinema as a category of production, distribution, and reception. He shows how the commercial internet is increasingly characterized by the algorithmic reduction of diverse queer films to the dimensions of a highly valued white, middle-class gay masculinity—a phenomenon that he terms "Pink 2.0." Excavating a rich set of online materials through the practice of media archaeology, he demonstrates how the internet’s early and intense associations with gay male consumers (and vice versa) have not only survived the medium’s dramatic global expansion but have also shaped a series of strategies for producing and consuming queer cinema. Identifying alternatives to such corporate and technological constraints, Tsika uncovers the vibrant lives of queer cinema in the complex, contentious, and libidinous pockets of the internet where resistant forms of queer fandom thrive.

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Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture


Author: Gilad Padva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137266341
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
View: 5765
Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture is a fascinating study of queer nostalgia in films, animation and music videos as means of empowerment, re-evaluating and recreating lost gay youth, coming to terms with one's sexual otherness and homoerotic desires, and creatively challenging homophobia, chauvinism, ageism and racism.