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The Gus Van Sant touch : a thematic study : drugstore cowboy, milk, and beyond

Author: Justin Vicari
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gus Van Sant stands among the great international directors. Examining his films thematically, this book finds consistency of vision in his unique approach to cinema, which deploys postmodernist techniques such as appropriation, nonlinear narrative, and queering--not in the service of the chic but to apply an all-inclusive viewpoint to ageless tales of life, love and death"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gus Van Sant; Gus Van Sant
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Vicari
ISBN: 9780786471836 0786471832
OCLC Number: 796760329
Description: vii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: filmmaking as sampling --
Experiential texts. Van Sant and intertextualty --
Cloudscapes and Piet's: visual intertextuality --
Schizo-ing psycho: quotational intertextuality --
"Where's dad?" thematic intertextuality --
Finding Forrester: postmodern skin, or, the end of whose history? --
Time-names. Van Sant and queer cinema --
The mirror in the mirror: Gerry --
Queering the iconographies of fashion and militarism in Even cowgirls get the blues and Elephant --
Back from interzone: reading William Burroughs' sexual politics through the films of Van Sant --
Secret histories --
Conclusion: beyond "Private."
Responsibility: Justin Vicari.

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"Gus Van Sant stands among the great international directors. Examining his films thematically, this book finds consistency of vision in his unique approach to cinema, which deploys postmodernist techniques such as appropriation, nonlinear narrative, and queering--not in the service of the chic but to apply an all-inclusive viewpoint to ageless tales of life, love and death"--

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