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From the trenches of independent American film of the 1990s, Todd Haynes has emerged in the twenty-first century as one of the world's most audacious filmmakers. In a series of smart, informative essays, this book traces his career from its roots in "New Queer Cinema" to the Oscar-nominated "Far from Heaven" (2002), taking in along the way such landmark films as "Poison" (1991), "Safe" (1995) and "Velvet Goldmine" (1998). Contributors look at his films from many different angles, including his debts to the avant-garde or such noted precursors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, his adventurous uses of melodrama, and his incisive portrayals of contemporary life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904764779
ISBN-10: 1904764770
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 158mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Morrison

James Morrison is Associate Professor in Film in the Department of Literature at the Claremont McKenna College, California. He is the author of Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors (1998) as well as books on Roman Polanski and Terrence Malick.

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