Do you dare to read without limits?
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Todd Haynes - Interviews - cover

Todd Haynes - Interviews

Julia Leyda

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

  • 2
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

A pioneer of the New Queer Cinema, Todd Haynes (b. 1961) is a leading American independent filmmaker. Whether working with talking dolls in a homemade short (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story) or with Oscar-winning performers in an HBO miniseries (Mildred Pierce), Haynes has garnered numerous awards and nominations and an expanding fan base for his provocative and engaging work.  
In all his films, Haynes works to portray the struggles of characters in conflict with the norms of society. Many of his movies focus on female characters, drawing inspiration from genres such as the woman's film and the disease movie (Far from Heaven and Safe); others explore male characters who transgress sexual and other social conventions (Poison and Velvet Goldmine).  
The writer-director has drawn on figures such as Karen Carpenter, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Bob Dylan in his meditations on American and British music, celebrity, and the meaning of identity. His 2007 movie I'm Not There won a number of awards and was notable for Haynes's decision to cast six different actors (one of whom was a woman) to portray Dylan.  
Gathering interviews from 1989 through 2012, this collection presents a range of themes, films, and moments in the burgeoning career of Todd Haynes.

Other books that might interest you

  • Hellboy's World - Comics and Monsters on the Margins - cover

    Hellboy's World - Comics and...

    Scott Bukatman

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Hellboy, Mike Mignola’s famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. Hellboy's World shows how our engagement with Hellboy's world is a highly aestheticized encounter with comics and their materiality. Scott Bukatman’s dynamic study explores how comics produce a heightened “adventure of reading” in which syntheses of image and word, image sequences, and serial narratives create compelling worlds for the reader’s imagination to inhabit. Drawing upon other media—including children’s books, sculpture, pulp fiction, cinema, graphic design, painting, and illuminated manuscripts—Bukatman reveals the mechanics of creating a world on the page. He also demonstrates the pleasurable and multiple complexities of the reader’s experience, invoking the riotous colors of comics that elude rationality and control and delving into shared fictional universes and occult detection, the horror genre and the evocation of the sublime, and the place of abstraction in Mignola’s art. Monsters populate the world of Hellboy comics, but Bukatman argues that comics are themselves little monsters, unruly sites of sensory and cognitive pleasures that exist, happily, on the margins. The book is not only a treat for Hellboy fans, but it will entice anyone interested in the medium of comics and the art of reading.
    Show book
  • Riding the Alligator - Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing and Not getting Eaten - cover

    Riding the Alligator -...

    Pen Densham

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This is the first book that explores both specific screenplay writing techniques, while simultaneously imparting industry-tested strategies for carving out a successful, long term career. Pen Densham reveals his emotional philosophies and professional secrets, plus insights from his company, Trilogy Entertainment Group. Pen imparts an inspiring philosophy on choosing an artistic career and overcoming the many challenges, such as managing stress, to selling yourself and your work, to finding an agent and being true to one’s nature, all while creating a lasting and satisfying career.
    Show book
  • The Last Word - Definitive Answers to All Your Screenwriting Questions - cover

    The Last Word - Definitive...

    Tom Lazarus

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    A comprehensive, practical resource with over a hundred informative chapters that give the reader screenwriting techniques to raise the level of their writing and the marketability of their scripts.
    Show book
  • Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union - Krokodil's Political Cartoons - cover

    Graphic Satire in the Soviet...

    John Etty

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    After the death of Joseph Stalin, Soviet-era Russia experienced a flourishing artistic movement due to relaxed censorship and new economic growth. In this new atmosphere of freedom, Russia's satirical magazine Krokodil (The Crocodile) became rejuvenated. John Etty explores Soviet graphic satire through Krokodil and its political cartoons. He investigates the forms, production, consumption, and functions of Krokodil, focusing on the period from 1954 to 1964.Krokodil remained the longest-serving and most important satirical journal in the Soviet Union, unique in producing state-sanctioned graphic satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs for over seventy years. Etty's analysis of Krokodil extends and enhances our understanding of Soviet graphic satire beyond state-sponsored propaganda.For most of its life, Krokodil consisted of a sixteen-page satirical magazine comprising a range of cartoons, photographs, and verbal texts. Authored by professional and nonprofessional contributors and published by Pravda in Moscow, it produced state-sanctioned satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs from 1922 onward. Soviet citizens and scholars of the USSR recognized Krokodil as the most significant, influential source of Soviet graphic satire. Indeed, the magazine enjoyed an international reputation, and many Americans and Western Europeans, regardless of political affiliation, found the images pointed and witty. Astoundingly, the magazine outlived the USSR but until now has received little scholarly attention.
    Show book
  • Inner Drives - How to Write and Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers of Motivation - cover

    Inner Drives - How to Write and...

    Pamela Smit

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Inspiring and practical, Inner Drives goes to the very source of character motivation and action. Explores the fascinating world of archetypes, mythology, and the chakra system.
    Show book
  • (Re)Writing the Script of Your Life - The TROONATNOOOR Guide to Writing for Film - cover

    (Re)Writing the Script of Your...

    Markus Heinrich Rehbach

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The TROONATNOOR guide to writing for film, and general principles of experience engine design applicable to writing novels, creating video games, and even creating 'experience engines' such as the one your life is. 
    Show book