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The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Laura Stamm

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era returns to the historical moment of the AIDS crisis and the emergence of New Queer Cinema to investigate the phenomena of queer biopic films produced during the late ... More


Sid & Carole & Clark & Sheila: The Romantic Fantasies

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With new producing partner Harry Korshak, Furie is given Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975) to adapt, from Gail Parent’s best-selling novel. Recent Academy Award nominee Jeannie ... More


Transfiguration and Self-Conscious Narration: On Von Sternberg’s Last Films with Dietrich

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, further complexity is added to the possibilities of cinematic narration that the book investigates. In traditional movies, viewers assume that the fictional world of the movie has a ... More


Proximal Relations in the Cinema of Tom Kalin

Laura Stamm

in The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The case studies of Tom Kalin’s Swoon (1992) and Savage Grace (2007) are the basis of Chapter 2’s return to cinema’s biomedical history, as well as to psychoanalytic models of suturing, to excavate ... More


Introduction: Queer Cinema and the Biopic Genre

Laura Stamm

in The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Introduction chapter lays out the book’s key arguments, historical and theoretical background, and methodology. By arguing that queer biographical films are biopics, this book asserts that media ... More


Güemes, la tierra en armas

Carolina Rocha

in Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940544
eISBN:
9781786944955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I trace the development of Güemes’ bio-pic from its pre-production to its release. Particular attention is paid to its popular and critical reception. I analyse the film as a historical biopic and ... More


Juan Manuel de Rosas

Carolina Rocha

in Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940544
eISBN:
9781786944955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles Juan Manuel de Rosas’ pre-production and its weak reception among critics. I analyse the film as a biopic that differs from the previous ones which had aimed to be ... More


Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Steven Jacobs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Through the feature films and documentaries of directors including Emmer, Erice, Godard, Hitchcock, Pasolini, Resnais, Rossellini and Storck, Jacobs examines the way films ‘animate’ artworks by means ... More


Sibelius and the Re-emergence of the Great Man Biopic

Kimmo Laine

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The aim of this chapter is to consider Sibelius as a popular historical narrative, discussing it in relation to the mechanisms of historical explanation as well as the mode of argument and address ... More


Whose Repressed Memories? Max Manus: Man of War and Flame & Citron (from a Swede’s Point of View)

Erik Hedling

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 2008, both Norway and Denmark delivered major contributions to the cinematic genre of the ‘occupation drama’ (Norwegian), or ‘occupation film’ (Danish): the Norwegian film was Max Manus: Man of ... More


Cinderella Stories

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses Walters’ direction of Broadway’s By the Beautiful Sea, his run-ins with composer Arthur Schwartz, and his decision to leave that show during out-of-town tryouts. Returning to ... More


Sports, Celebrity, and the Sports Biopici

Pramod K. Nayar

in Sports Studies in India: Expanding the Field

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190130640
eISBN:
9780190993115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130640.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The biopic is integral to the sportsculture industry, and to celebrity cultures. It documents lives, and draws attention to the processes through which lives become spectacles and aspirational models ... More


Chapter 2 Vasari in Hollywood: Artists and Biopics

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Presenting a survey of the genre of the artist biopic, this chapter investigates which specific artists and art historical eras proved attractive to filmmakers. Favouring the sixteenth and ... More


The Desire to See and Be Seen

Laura Stamm

in The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 interrogates Bruce LaBruce’s, Todd Haynes’s, and John Greyson’s respective approaches to community and belonging in the midst of the pandemic. By turning to the biopic genre, these ... More


Suspended in History: Rethinking Derek Jarman’s Legacy

Laura Stamm

in The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores cinema as a place to learn about one’s origins and make sense of one’s position in the world; it opens up an existential problematic by reorienting queer understandings of ... More


The Personal Is Archival: Barbara Hammer’s Creation of Feminist History

Laura Stamm

in The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 investigates Barbara Hammer’s creation and use of queer archives to tell stories—via particular lesbians—of lesbian cultures past. The chapter’s turn to a lesbian filmmaker is an assertion ... More


Reimagining the Face of HIV/AIDS

Laura Stamm

in The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 features a discussion of the queer biopic’s relationship to PWA photography and media representation, looking finally to contemporary media practices to reflect upon the current AIDS media ... More


Conclusion: Speculative Futures

Laura Stamm

in The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604038
eISBN:
9780197604076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604038.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The book’s conclusion, “Speculative Futures,” revalues the biopic’s importance for contemporary queer and trans cinema. It, moreover, argues that the biopic genre provides a form for telling the ... More


Hollywood Undermined

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Many critics and commentators felt that America’s censorship bodies had been too lenient with The Carpetbaggers, and voices of protest led to a clampdown on what was deemed cinematic smut—notably ... More


From political power to the power of the image: contemporary ‘British’ cinema and the nation’s monarchs

Andrew Higson

in The British monarchy on screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099564
eISBN:
9781526109767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099564.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The quarter century since Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V(1989) has seen numerous representations of English and Scottish monarchs, both legendary and historical, in “British” films. Some of these films ... More


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