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...Homage-Frottage To write about the film musical as an objet de queer is, in short, redundant.The title for my essay and its theoretical impulses derive from Samuel Weber’s book, Benjamin’s-abilities (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University...

The Tenderness of Scissors in Haircut (No. 1)

Warhol in Ten Takes

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...This essay focuses on Andy Warhol’s 1963 film Haircut (No. 1), which depicts a languid, homoerotic haircutting ‘party’ between four men in a Lower East Side apartment. In a sense, the setting of this film is bohemia itself – a unique set...

Conclusion: Bad Bodies, Good Hearts

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...In Bad Education, Almodóvar revisits his own career, retracing steps and remaking stories. This new trajectory takes him from the anachronistic but real threat of the past in Pepi, Luci, Bom, to the parody of the Church in Dark Habits...

Figures of Desire: The Melodrama of Longing

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...‘Luckily for you, my son, it’s been a long time since we’ve been afraid in Spain.’ High Heels (1991) Almodóvar’s sincere shift towards more visibly melodramatic genre configurations beginning with What Have I Done to Deserve This!?,...

Representations 1980-present

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...Visibility, Death and Hypervisibility With the depenalisation of homosexuality and equality of the age of consent following the arrival in power of François Mitterrand’s Socialists in 1981, all seemed possible socially, culturally...

The Aesthetics of Bad Taste

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...‘In this country, with so much democracy, I don’t know where we are going to end . . .’ Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap (1980) Pedro Almodóvar’s exploration of identity, sexuality and politics in Spain began...

No Rambling On: The Listless Cowboys of Horse

Warhol in Ten Takes

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...If Andy Warhol’s queer cinema of the 1960s allowed for a flourishing of newly articulated sexual and gender possibilities, it also fostered a performative dichotomy: those who command the voice and those who do not. Many of his sound films...

Magnetic Connections: Terminator Genisys

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Terminator Genisys, directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, was released in 2015, and it signaled the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his iconic role as the T-800. This fifth film in the series...

Facing the father: Terminator Salvation

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Terminator Salvation (McG, 2009) [T4], the fourth installment in the Terminator series, is the only one that does not star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the titular killing machine in the first three films and the fifth film. Before...

“John Connor, it is time”: Queer spectatorship and the primal scene

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter lays the theoretical groundwork for my general argument. First, considering the centrality of the heterosexual couple within the Terminator mythos, I discuss the film series in terms of Stanley Cavell’s writings on the screen...