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The Brokeback book : from story to cultural phenomenon

Author: William R Handley
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Introduction: the pasts and futures of a story and a film / William R. Handley -- Gay or universal story? initial debates and cultural contexts. Men in love: is Brokeback Mountain a gay film? / David Leavitt -- An affair to remember / Daniel Mendelsohn -- Response to "An affair to remember" / James Schamus -- The magic mountain / Andrew Holleran -- Backs unbroken: Ang Lee, forbearance, and the closet / Mun-Hou Lo --  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Annie Proulx; Annie Proulx
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Handley
ISBN: 9780803226647 0803226640
OCLC Number: 723317365
Description: XII, 386 S. : ill.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Pasts and Futures of a Story and a Film, William R. Handley Part 1. Gay or Universal Story? Initial Debates and Cultural Contexts 1. Men in Love: Is Brokeback Mountain a Gay Film?; David Leavitt; 2. An Affair to Remember, Daniel Mendelsohn; 3. Response to "An Affair to Remember", James Schamus; 4. The Magic Mountain, Andrew Holleran; 5. Backs Unbroken: Ang Lee, Forbearance, and the Closet, Mun-Hou Lo Part 2. Miles to Go and Promises to Keep: Homophobic Culture and Gay Civil Rights 6. Back to the Ranch Ag'in: Brokeback Mountain and Gay Civil Rights, James Morrison; 7. Breaking No Ground: Why Crash Won, Why Brokeback Lost, and How the Academy Chose to Play It Safe, Kenneth Turan; 8. "Jack, I Swear": Some Promises to Gay Culture from Mainstream Hollywood, Chris Freeman; 9. "Better Two Than One": The Shirts from Brokeback Mountain, Gregory Hinton; 10. American Eden: Nature, Homophobic Violence, and the Social Imaginary, Colin Carman; 11. West of the Closet, Fear on the Range, Alex Hunt Part 3. Adapting "Brokeback Mountain," Queering the Western 12. Interview between Michael Silverblatt and Annie Proulx; 13. In the Shadow of the Tire Iron, Alan Dale; 14. Adapting Annie Proulx's Story to the Mainstream Multiplex, Adam Sonstegard; 15. Not So Lonesome Cowboys: The Queer Western, Judith Halberstam Part 4. Public Responses and Cultural Appropriations 16. "One Dies, the Other Doesn't": Brokeback and the Blogosphere, Noah Tsika; 17. Making Sense of the Brokeback Paraphenomenon, David Weiss; 18. Alberta, Authenticity, and Queer Erasure, Jon Davies Part 5. Scenes of Work and Experience in the Rural West 19. Real Gay Cowboys and Brokeback Mountain, Patricia Nell Warren; 20. Marx on the Mountain: Pleasure and the Laboring Body, Vanessa Osborne; 21. Personal Borders, Martin Aguilera Part 6. Sympathy, Melodrama, and Passion 22. Mother Twist: Brokeback Mountain and Male Melodrama, Susan McCabe; 23. Passion and Sympathy in Brokeback Mountain, Calvin Bedient Selected Brokeback Bibliography; Works Cited; Contributors
Responsibility: edited by William R. Handley.


Edited collection of essays, interviews, personal vignettes, and more, devoted to the film "Brokeback Mountain".  Read more...


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