WorldCat Identities

Dyer, Richard 1945-

Works: 67 works in 533 publications in 3 languages and 11,976 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Experimental films  Video art  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Dyer
Now you see it : studies on lesbian and gay film by Richard Dyer( )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets out to examine lesbian and gay films and their historical contexts. Provides a record of these films up to 1980
Only entertainment by Richard Dyer( )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of Only Entertainment features a revised introduction and five new chapters on topics from serial killer movies to Elizabeth Taylor. In the final chapter Dyer asks whether entertainment as we know it is on the wane."--Jacket
White by Richard Dyer( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White people are not literally or symbolically white, yet they are called white. What does this mean? In Western media, whites take up the position of ordinariness, not a particular race, just the human race. How is this achieved? White takes these questions as starting points for an examination of the representation of whiteness by whites in Western visual culture. Dyer places this representation within the contexts of Christianity, 'race' and colonialism. In a series of absorbing case studies, he shows the construction of whiteness in the technology of photography and film as part of a wider 'culture of light', discusses heroic white masculinity in muscle-man action cinema, from Tarzan and Hercules to Conan and Rambo; analyses the stifling role of white women in end-of-empire fictions like The Jewel in the Crown and traces the associations of whiteness with death in Falling Down, horror movies and cult dystopian films such as Blade Runner and the Aliens trilogy
Heavenly bodies : film stars and society by Richard Dyer( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Dyer's classic and highly influential study of film celebrity has been reissued in this second edition as a testament to the enduring appeal of cinema's major stars." "Focusing on the lives and careers of three of the biggest names in Hollywood history - Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland - he details how their screen image was constructed." "Through subtle readings of their films and a wealth of background material, he goes on to survey the development of each star's image in relation to particular social groups. Monroe is discussed in the context of 1950s sexuality and her perceived status as a victim of patriarchy; Robeson in terms of black identity and how he used his status to further anti-racist and socialist causes; and Garland as a gay icon."--Jacket
The matter of images : essays on representations by Richard Dyer( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Matter of Images searches through the resonances of the term 'representation', analysing images in terms of why they matter, what they are made of and the material realities they refer to
Stars by Richard Dyer( Book )

72 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema's glamor has always been inseparable from star performances and star images. Through the intensive examination of films, magazines, and advertising, as well as critical texts, Richard Dyer analyzes the historical, ideological, and aesthetic significance of stars, changing the way we understand screen icons. He pays particular attention to Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Jane Fonda, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, and John Wayne
Brief encounter by Richard Dyer( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auth: University of Warwick, Distributed by Indiana University Press
The culture of queers by Richard Dyer( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For around a hundred years up to the Stonewall riots, the word for gay men was queers. From screaming queens to sensitive vampires and from pulp novels to pornography, The Culture of Queers explores the history of queer arts and artists
World cinema : critical approaches( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to international film covers areas as diverse as new German, Indian, and South American cinema. Chapters are written by experts, outlining debates in the field, and covering issues of genre and the impact of technological developments
Gays and film by Richard Dyer( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular European cinema by Richard Dyer( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om underholdningsfilm i Europa og en undersøgelse af, hvordan man i de enkelte lande opfatter begrebet underholdende, og om de store kulturelle forskelle landene imellem
In the space of a song : the uses of song in film by Richard Dyer( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Dyer's 'In the Space of a Song' takes an in-depth look at the use of songs in film. Songs take up space and time in film and the way they do so indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature of the feelings they present, and who is allowed to present feelings how, when and where. This book explores this perception
Seven by Richard Dyer( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluttony, greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy, wrath. A serial killer on a warped moral mission who turns his victims' "sins" into the means of their murder. The movie "Seven" is analysed here covering topics such as sin, story, structure, seriality, sound, sight and salvation
Nino Rota : music, film, and feeling by Richard Dyer( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nino Rota wrote some of the loveliest and most beloved of all film music The Godfather, The Leopard, the Zeffirelli Shakespeares, nearly all of Fellini and more than 140 popular Italian movies. Yet his music doesn't quite work the way we've come to assume music in film works: it doesn't seek to draw us in and identify, nor to overwhelm and excite us. In itself, its pretty but reticent melodies, its at once comic and touching rhythms, and in its relation to what's on screen, Rota's music is close and affectionate towards characters and events but still held back, not detached but ironically attached. This book gives a detailed account of Rota's aesthetic, suggesting it as a new approach to how we understood both film music and feeling and film more broadly. In the process it also provides a first full account in English of his life and work, linking it to notions of plagiarism and pastiche, genre and convention, irony and narrative. Rota's practice is related to some of the major ways music is used in film, such as the motif, musical reference, underscoring and the difference between music in and music outside the film's fictional world, showing the way that Rota both conforms to and undermines the standard understanding of these. There is a section considering the issue of queer cultural production and chapters on Rota's favourite genre, comedy, and his most productive directorial association with the great Federico Fellini
Pastiche by Richard Dyer( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Dyer's Pastiche is a study of the poetics and politics of this widely used, seldom examined term. Dyer argues that while pastiche can be used to describe works which contain montage or collage, it can also be used to describe works which are knowing imitations of previous works. Considering first of all the many things the term is used to refer to, the book then focuses on pastiche as a term to describe imitations that are meant to be understood and appreciated as imitations." "Dyer argues for the value of pastiche as a practice that cuts through some of the commonplaces of critical discussion, showing that a work can be critical of something without having to be paradocally distant from it, able to acknowledge the history of its own emotional effects without in the process ceasing to be moving. Pastiche is a key concept within film and cultural studies, and Dyer's text is the first full study of the term and its usage." -- BOOK JACKET
Off the straight & narrow : lesbians, gays, bisexuals & television( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first in-depth documentary film to cast a critical eye over the growth of gay images on television. Leading media scholars provide the historical and cultural context for exploring the implications of these new representations for political and cultural meanings
Coronation Street by Richard Dyer( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethal repetition : serial killing in European cinema by Richard Dyer( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For such a rare phenomenon, serial killing gains a lot of attention on film, often presented as an ever-growing danger, either symptomatic of the times we live in or an abiding feature of human existence. Richard Dyer explores the plethora of assumptions, influences and ideas behind the many representations of serial killers in European cinema
Electronic shadows : the art of Tina Keane by Tina Keane( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tina Keane's career spans from the 1970s to the present, with her work developing from early performances and video experimentation to her recent installations, neon sculptures and web based events. Electronic Shadows is the first book to comprehensively survey Keane's varied and innovative artistic practice and provides an essential history for the development of video, film and web technology in art."--Jacket
La dolce vita by Richard Dyer( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Before -- 3 Making -- 4 The Film Itself -- 5 After -- 6 Conclusion -- Notes -- Credits -- Bibliography
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Only entertainmentWhiteHeavenly bodies : film stars and societyThe matter of images : essays on representationsStarsBrief encounterThe culture of queersWorld cinema : critical approaches
Alternative Names
Dyer, Richard

Dyer, Richard 1945-

Dyer, Richard William 1945-

Richard Dyer Brits journalist (1945-)

Ричард Дайер


English (414)

Spanish (8)

Polish (1)