Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, by Emanuel Levy

By Emanuel Levy

Through intimate encounters with the existence and paintings of 5 modern homosexual male administrators, this e-book develops a framework for reading what it skill to make a homosexual movie or undertake a homosexual perspective. for many of the 20 th century, homosexual characters and homosexual issues have been either underrepresented and misrepresented in mainstream cinema. because the Seventies, even though, a brand new iteration of brazenly homosexual administrators has grew to become the closet inside of out, bringing a brand new and poignant immediacy to fashionable cinema and renowned culture.

Combining his skilled critique with in-depth interviews performed with every one director, Emanuel Levy attracts a transparent timeline of homosexual filmmaking over the last 4 a long time and its specific affects and recommendations. whereas spotting the "queering" of yank tradition that resulted from those movies, Levy additionally takes inventory of the resultant conservative backlash and its influence on cinematic artwork, a pattern that keeps along the starting to be popularity of homosexuality. He compares the similarities and alterations among the "North American" attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the "European" views of Pedro Almodóvar and Terence Davies, constructing a really finished, updated method of homosexual filmmaking specifically and auteur cinema in general.

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