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Queering the Western

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most contested and risible issues surrounding Brokeback Mountain was its generic status as a Western. In part, this was because the Western has close ties with American history and ... More


“Ranch Stiffs” and “Beach Cowboys” in the Shrinking Public Sphere: Sexual Domestication in and

Nicole Seymour

in Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter counters universal readings of Brokeback Mountain (2005) as either a simplistic pastoral that romanticizes the American West, or a universal love story in service of gay normalization by ... More


A Pathetic State of Affairs: Brokeback Mountain and Melodrama

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Brokeback Mountain's relationship to melodrama. Melodrama would seem to respond well to queer theory's recent turn to a politics of negative feeling. As this chapter argues, ... More


Brokaholics Anonymous

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book situates Brokeback Mountain, a queer film based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, in relation to specific frameworks and debates: indie cinema; the Western; the ... More


The Indie in Focus

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the industrial location of Brokeback Mountain. Specifically, it examines the film as one of the key productions in the short history of Universal's specialty division, Focus ... More


“The Gay Cowboy Movie”: Queer Masculinity on Brokeback Mountain

Steven Cohan

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the “gay cowboy movie” tag condensed the slippages in thinking required to sustain this dualism, which structured accounts of the reception to Brokeback Mountain (2005). ... More


Transcending Gender in Brokeback Mountain

Whitney Crothers Dilley

in The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Brokeback Mountain (2005). Based on the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain is about the romance between two uneducated farmhands. Throughout 2006, the “gay ... More


Introduction: Ang Lee—A History

Whitney Crothers Dilley

in The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a historical overview of Ang Lee's career as a Hollywood filmmaker. Lee has been dubbed an auteur—he is an artist with his actors, and seems to draw amazing work out of his ... More


Brokeback Mountain

Gary Needham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Upon its release in 2005, Brokeback Mountain became a major cultural event and a milestone in independent American filmmaking. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, it ... More


When Jack and Ennis Meet: Cruising as a Mode of Gay Spectatorship

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a sequence of shots in Brokeback Mountain and their relationship to gay spectatorship. It examines interrelationships between gay male cruising, spectatorship and editing, and ... More


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