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British queer cinema

Author: Robin Griffiths
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
Series: British popular cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing together a range of essays, this is the history of lesbian, gay and queer representation in British cinema. From the early years of 'Pre-Gay, through the post-war gay liberation, and the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Griffiths
ISBN: 0415307783 9780415307789 0415307791 9780415307796
OCLC Number: 243509218
Description: xi, 248 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : queer Britannia --
a century of sinema / Robin Grifiths --
1. In search of nebulous nancies : looking for queers in pre-gay British film / Andy Medhurst --
2. Behind the marks : Anthony Asquith and Brian Desmond Hurst / Stephen Bourne --
3. An instrument with a flaming sword : conservative queerness in A Canterbury tale / Alexander Doty --
4. Are there stars out tonight? / Keith Howes --
5. Sad and angry : queers in 1960s British cinema / Robin Griffiths --
6. 'A comic monster of revue' : Beryl Reid, Sister George and the performance of dykery / Lizzie Thynne --
7. 'Come and have a bathe!' : landscaping the queer utopia / Michael Williams --
8. Intermingling under controlled conditions : the queerness of Prick up your ears / Kenneth MacKinnon --
9. Terence Davies and the Unheimlich home movie / Jim Ellis --
10. More jiggery than pokery : Derek Jarman's Edward II / Raymond Armstrong --
11. Beyond the pale : the politics of Neil Jordan's The crying game / Andrew Moor --
12. 'It's my nature' : AIDS narratives and the moral re-branding of queerness in the mid-1990s / Gregory Woods --
13. Beautiful thing : British queer cinema, positive unoriginality and the everyday / Ros Jennings --
14. Taming Oscar Wilde : queerness, heritage and stardom / Glyn Davis --
15. An interview with Lisa Gornick : reflections on a 'first draft' film about love and its labels / Ani Ritchie.
Series Title: British popular cinema.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Griffiths.

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'an excellent overview' - Journal of British Cinema and Television"it opens up numerous areas worth further inquiry..." --The Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide

 
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