Todd Haynes

Author:   Rob White
Publisher:   University of Illinois Press
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9780252037566


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   06 February 2013
Format:   Hardback
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Todd Haynes's films are intricate and purposeful, combining the intellectual impact of art cinema with the emotional accessibility of popular genres. They are also underpinned by a serious commitment to feminism and queer theory. From his 1985 student film about Arthur Rimbaud to his shapeshifting portrait of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There (2007) and the riveting HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011), Haynes has made films whose complex weave of stories and characters reveals dark, painful intensities. His taste for narrative experimentation and pastiche is haunted by anguish. Rob White's highly readable book, which includes a major new interview with Haynes, is the first comprehensive study of the director's work. Special attention is paid to the fascination with music culture (from the Carpenters to glam rock) and to the rich pattern of allusions to, or affinity with, predecessor filmmakers (Fassbinder, Ophuls, Sirk, and many more). But White's chief concern is the persistence of a queer impulse to explore social coercion and the possibility that there may be some way of escaping its cruelty.

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Author:   Rob White
Publisher:   University of Illinois Press
Imprint:   University of Illinois Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.376kg
ISBN:  

9780252037566


ISBN 10:   0252037561
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   06 February 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Driven by an equally passionate love and questioning of Haynes's films, Rob White's energetic book surpasses mere survey to originate an important understanding of this important cinema. --D. A. Miller, author of 8 1/2 White's book is sharp and attentive, especially when the writing is intensified by the focus on an individual frame. - Sight and Sound


Driven by an equally passionate love and questioning of Haynes's films, Rob White's energetic book surpasses mere survey to originate an important understanding of this important cinema. --D. A. Miller, author of 8 1/2


Driven by an equally passionate love and questioning of Haynes's films, Rob White's energetic book surpasses mere survey to originate an important understanding of this important cinema. --D. A. Miller, author of 8 1/2<br>


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Rob White, the editor of Film Quarterly, is the author of Freud's Memory: Psychoanalysis, Mourning and the Foreign Body and the BFI Film Classics study on The Third Man.

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