Cleaning up the queer : sex, love and ideology in Stephen Wallace's For love alone
Studies in Australasian cinema (2011) vol.5 iss.1 p.58-70 Author: Cook, Anne-Marie PhysDes: Article Subject: HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; FOR LOVE ALONE (AT, Stephen Wallace, 1985) Summary: This article positions Stephen Wallace's adaptation (1986) of Christina Stead's novel, For Love Alone (1944), as a conservative revision of a literary text whose radical engagement with queer desires challenged heteronormative values and institutions. Drawing upon production files, personal correspondence with the film-maker, literary and film criticism and textual analysis, the article quantifies the ideological work of the adaptation. It identifies Stead's treatment of non-monogamous heterosexual relationships, fantasies rooted alternative sexual practices and homoerotic triangulations as the basis for the novel's queer space. It then shows how the film imposed a heteronormative sensibility upon the narrative by eliminating references to any form of same-sex desire, framing the heroine's journey as a marriage quest that ignored other aspects of personal and professional development and confirming her abandonment of free love in favour of wedded bliss. The article traces this eradication of queer space to factors in the adaptation process, logistical issues that arose during production and promotional discourses that encouraged it to be received as a love story. By reflecting on the significance of the film's failure to register the novel's queer resonances, its active promotion of monogamous marriage and the circumstances that produced those creative decisions, the article sheds light on the ideological dynamics of both the film and the creative process as a whole. -- Abstract More info
Double takes : culture and gender in French films and their American remakes / Carolyn A. Durham
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth University Press of New England, c1998.
Call No: 408.3(44) DUR Author: Durham, Carolyn A Place: Hanover, NH Publisher: Dartmouth University Press of New England PubDate: c1998 PhysDes: xi, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Contemporary French culture and society Subject: BIRDCAGE, THE (US, Mike Nichols, 1996); CAGE AUX FOLLES, LA (IT/FR, Edouard Molinaro, 1978); HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; REMAKES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. FRANCE; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA.USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA.FRANCE; BREATHLESS (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); BREATHLESS (US, Jim McBride, 1983); A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); COUSINS (US, Joel Schumacher, 1989); COUSIN, COUSINE (FR, Jean-Charles Tacchella, 1975); MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN, THE (US, Blake Edwards, 1983); HOMME QUI AMAIT LES FEMMES, L' (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1977); I WANT TO GO HOME (FR, Alain Resnais, 1989) Notes: Filmography: p. 231-235; Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-229) and index LON: 13921589 More info
Fear eats the soul : Angst essen seele auf / Laura Cottingham
London UK: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 79ANG COT Author: Cottingham, Laura Edition: 1st ed. Source: UK Place: London UK Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 86 p. : col, b&w, ill. ; 19 cm Series: BFI film classics Subject: RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS; FALLEN WOMEN IN FILMS; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; DRUGS IN FILMS; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; WARHOL, ANDY; SIRK, DOUGLAS; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (US, Douglas Sirk, 1955); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); EHE DER MARIA BRAUN, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinber, 1979); BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (GW/IT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980); QUERELLE (GW/FR, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982); FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975); BITTEREN TRANEN DER PETRA VON KANT, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972); ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) Summary: Set in Munich in the 1970s, Fear Eats the Soul melds the convention of melodrama with a radical sensibility in order to present a portrait of racism and everyday hypocrisy in post-war Germany. Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder’s achievement, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to his extraordinary prolific career in theatre, film and television. Her analysis pulls back the thin curtain that separated his work from his tumultuous life. [Taken from back cover]. Notes: includes film credits ISBN: 1844570711 More info
Feminism at the movies : understanding gender in contemporary popular culture / Edited by Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer
London ; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Call No: 744.7 FEM Author: Radner, Hilary; Stringer, Rebecca Source: US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: ix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: BISEXUALITY IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; GENRES; HOLLYWOOD; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; IDENTITY IN FILMS; JAMES BOND IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN DIRECTORS; WOMEN FILMMAKERS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; 13 GOING ON 30 (US, Gary Winick, 2004); BABY MAMA (US, Michael McCullers, 2008); BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (UK, Gurinda Chadha, 2002); BRAVE ONE, THE (US/AT, Neil Jordan, 2007); BRIDE WARS (US, Gary Winick, 2009); CASINO ROYALE (CZ/US/UK, Martin Campbell, 2006); ENCHANTED (US, KEVIN LIMA, 2007); FORTY YEAR OLD VIRGIN, THE (US, Judd Apatow, 2005); FRIENDS WITH MONEY (US, Nicole Holofcener, 2006); HARD CANDY (US, David Slade, 2005); JUNO (US/CN, Jason Reitman 2007); KISSING JESSICA STEIN (US, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, 2001); MARIE ANTOINETTE (US, Sofia Coppola, 2006); MICHAEL CLAYTON (US, Tony Gilroy, 2007); MISS CONGENIALITY (US, Donald Petrie, 2000); SECRET LIFE OF BEES (US, Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2008); SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE (US, MICHAEL PATRICK KING, 2008); SINGLE MAN, A (US, Tom Ford, 2009); SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS, THE (US, Ken Kwapis, 2005); WAR OF THE WORLDS (US, Steven Spielberg, 2005) Summary: "Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporaty Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today's changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of masculinity as well as femininity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ideas. Topics include the gendered political economy of cinema, the female director as auteur, postfeminist fatherhood, consumer culture, depictions of professional women, transgender, sexuality, gendered violence, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes list of figures, bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780415895880 Contents: List of figures -- Acknowledgements; Introduction: "Re-vision"?: Feminist film criticism in the twenty-first century / Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer; Part I: Masculinity in question -- "The first Bond who bleeds, literally and metaphorically": gendered spectatorship for "pretty boy" action movies / Janet Staiger -- Queer memories and universal emotions: A Single Man (2009) / Michael DeAngelis -- "Lad flicks": discursive reconstruction of masculinity in popular film / David Hansen-Miller and Rosalind Gill -- Transamerica (2005): the road to the multiplex after New Queer Cinema / Gary Needham; Part II: New feminine subjects: a space for women? -- Enchanted (2007) by postfeminism: gender, irony, and new romantic comedy / Yvonne Tasker -- Neoliberal feminism in Miss Congeniality (2000) / Yael D Sherman -- Girls' sexualities in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants universe: feminist challenges and missed opportunities / Sarah Projansky -- Michael Clayton (2007): women lawyers betrayed - again / Taunya Lovell Banks -- Crossing race, crossing sex in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002): managing anxiety in multicultural Britain / Mridula Nath Chakraborty -- Speaking the name of the father in the neo-romantic comedy: 13 Going On 30 (2004) / Hilary Radner; Part III: Consuming culture(s) -- No country for old women: gendering cinema in conglomerate Hollywood / Rob Schaap -- Music and the woman's film: Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) / Peter Stapleton -- Independence at what cost? Economics and desire in Nicole Holofcener's Friends With Money (2006) / Michele Schreiber -- The feminist politics of Sofia Coppola: spectacle and self-consciousness in Marie Antoinette (2006) / Christine Lane and Nicole Richter; Part IV: Relationships, identity and family -- "Eggs in many baskets": Juno (2007), Baby Mama (2008), and the new intimacies of reproduction / JaneMaree Maher -- Temporarily Kissing Jessica Stein (2001): negotiating (and negating) lesbian sexuality in popular film / Kelly Kessler -- "Die, Bridezilla, die!": Bride Wars (2009), wedding envy, and chick flicks / Heather Brook -- Extreme parenting: recuperating fatherhood in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005) / Hannah Hamad; Part V: Gender and violence -- Kinship and racist violence in Gina Prince-Blythwood's The Secret Life of Bees (2008) / Ewa Plonowska Ziarek -- From victim to vigilante: gender, violence, and revenge in The Brave One (2007) and Hard Candy (2005) / Rebecca Stringer -- "When the woman looks": Haute Tension (2003) and the horrors of heteronormativity / Barry Keith Grant; Contributors -- Index More info
Hollywood vs. America : popular culture and the war on traditional values / Michael Medved
New York, NY [Grand Rapids, Mich.]: HarperCollins Zondervan, 1992.
Call No: 409.1(73) MED Author: Medved, Michael Edition: 1st ed Source: US Place: New York, NY [Grand Rapids, Mich.] Publisher: HarperCollins Zondervan PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xiii, 386 p. ; 25 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; CENSORSHIP. USA; JEWS AND THE CINEMA. USA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; MARRIAGE IN FILMS. USA; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA. USA; VIOLENCE IN FILMS. USA; COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER, THE (NE/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1989); LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE (US/CN, Martin Scorsese, 1988) Summary: "Why does popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation's best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbates every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets." [Taken from book jacket] Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -370) and index ISBN: 006016882X LON: 92052604; 9162681 More info
Living room lectures : the fifties family in film and television / Nina C. Leibman
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.
Call No: 451-058.81 LEI Author: Leibman, Nina C. (Nina Clare), 1957 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 338 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: Texas film studies series Subject: FAMILY IN FILMS; FAMILY ON TV; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; MARRIAGE ON TV; IMITATION OF LIFE (US, Douglas Sirk, 1959); ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET, THE [TV] (US, 1952-66); BLUE DENIM (US, Philip Dunne, 1959); CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (US, Richard Brooks, 1958); COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER, THE (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1963); DONNA REED SHOW, THE [TV] (1958-65); EAST OF EDEN (US, Elia Kazan, 1955); FATHER KNOWS BEST [TV] (US, 1954-60); SUMMER PLACE, A (US, Delmer Davies, 1959); FEAR STRIKES OUT (US, Robert Mulligan, 1957); GIANT (US, George Stevens, 1956); HATFUL OF RAIN, A (US, Fred Zinnemann, 1957); LEAVE IT TO BEAVER [TV] (US, 1957-63); MY THREE SONS [TV] (US, 1960-72); NO DOWN PAYMENT (US, Martin Ritt, 1957); PEYTON PLACE (US, Mark Robson, 1957); REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955); SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (US, Elia Kazan, 1961) Notes: Filmography: p. -329; Includes bibliographical references (p. -320) and index ISBN: 0292746849 (paper : alk. paper); 0292746830 (cloth : alk. paper) LON: 11213012 More info
Sexual politics and narrative film : Hollywood and beyond / Robin Wood
New York: Columbia University Press, c1998.
Call No: 632 WOO; Misplaced - Aug 10 2009 Author: Wood, Robin, 1931 Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: c1998 PhysDes: x, 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: Film and culture Subject: NARRATIVE IN FILMS; SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; ROMANTIC FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; FASCISM AND THE CINEMA; RIVETTE, JACQUES; MCCAREY, LEO; Mizoguchi Kenji; OZU YASUJIRO; MANDINGO (US, Richard Fleischer, 1975); GASLIGHT (UK, Thorold Dickinson, 1940); GASLIGHT (US, George Cukor, 1944); LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (US, Max Ophuls, 1948); PERSONA (SW, Ingmar Bergman, 1966); LIFE CLASSES (CN, William D. MacGillivray, 1987); BEFORE SUNRISE (US, Richard Linklater, 1995); DOOM GENERATION, THE (US, Gregg Araki, 1995); CELINE ET JULIE VONT EN BATEAU (FR, Jacques Rivette, 1974); AMOUR FOU, L` (FR, Jacques Rivette, 1968) Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0231076053 (paper : alk. paper); 0231076045 (cloth : alk. paper) LON: 13757049 ID2: 291 More info
Ugly duckling, funny butterfly : Bette Davis and Now, Voyager
Critical Inquiry (Winter 1990) vol.16 iss.2 p.213-247 More info