Queer Cinema, The Film Reader / Edition 1

Queer Cinema, The Film Reader / Edition 1

by Harry Benshoff
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415319874
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/13/2004
Series:
In Focus: Routledge Film Readers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
834,864
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Auters 1. Whose Text is it Anyway? Queer Cultures, Queer Auters, and Queer Authorship 2. Physique Cinema, 1945-1969: Hard to Imagine 3. Transgressive Cinema: Lesbian Independent Film 4. The New Queer Cinema, Part Two: Forms 5. The Monster and the Homosexual 6. Queer Negotiations of the Hollywood Musical 7. Queer Noir, Part Three: Camp 8. Camp and the Gay Sensibility 9. Reclaiming the Discourse of Camp, Part Four: Reception 10. Judy Garland and Gay Men 11. Finding Community in the Early 1960s: Underground Cinema and Sexual Politics 12. 'Out of the Closet and into the Universe': Queers and Star Trek 13. Reviewing Queer Viewing

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