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The Cinema of Todd Haynes: All That Heaven Allows

James Morrison

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Paper, 224 pages,
ISBN: 978-1-904764-77-9
$25.00 / £17.50

February, 2007
Cloth, 224 pages,
ISBN: 978-1-904764-78-6
Wallflower Press
$80.00 / £55.00

Todd Haynes has emerged from the trenches of independent American film in the 1990s to become one of the twenty-first century's most audacious filmmakers. In a series of smart, informative essays, this book traces his career from its roots in New Queer Cinema to the Oscar-nominated Far from Heaven (2002). Along the way, it covers such landmark films as Poison (1991), Safe (1995), and Velvet Goldmine (1998). Contributors look at these films from a variety of angles, including his debts to the avant-garde and such noted precursors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder; his adventurous uses of melodrama; and his incisive portrayals of contemporary life.

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James Morrison is associate professor in film at Claremont McKenna College, California. He is the author of Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors, as well as books on Roman Polanski and Terrence Malick.

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