British Queer Cinema - British Popular Cinema (Hardback)Robin Griffiths (editor)
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From the early years of `Pre-Gay' film, through to the social upheaval of post-war `permissiveness', Gay Liberation and the `post-AIDS' queer generation, contributors examine the shifting and complex nature of queer identity, desire and spectatorship across a number of classical and contemporary British popular film genres and traditions.
Through case studies of key works such as The Killing of Sister George, Prick Up Your Ears and Beautiful Thing, a reappraisal of the films of Anthony Asquith, Terence Davies and Derek Jarman, to the `queerness' of the heritage film, the homoerotic `New Wave', or the star performances of Dirk Bogarde, Beryl Reid and Stephen Fry, this timely collection maps the relationship between contemporary queer sexuality and its socio-historical, national and critical contexts.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm
'an excellent overview' - Journal of British Cinema and Television
"it opens up numerous areas worth further inquiry..." --The Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide