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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!?,...

Outing Opera in Philadelphia

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...1993 proved to be an interesting year for the coming out of homosexuality, not only in the mainstream American film industry but elsewhere as well. Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia appeared that year, not only breaking a longstanding taboo...

Sleeping with Strangers: Queering Home and Identity in I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

Cinematic Homecomings : Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction The debate over the essential nature of identity has been extensively argued by both feminists and postcolonial scholars in the past few decades. Identities defined by factors such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity...

Queering Terror

Deeper than Oblivion : Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...An analysis of Israeli and Palestinian second Intifada films depicting the relation between race, gender, and gay and lesbian sexuality (2001–8) reveals the complexity of the epistemology of queering interwoven with the post-trauma...

“This Is about Way More than Bullies”: User-Generated Video, Narrative Multiplicity, and LGBTQ Youth Identity

Documenting Gendered Violence : Representations, Collaborations, and Movements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In recent years, online video has been widely embraced as a method for connecting and giving voice to marginalized subjects. YouTube, in particular, has been celebrated as a platform that seemingly enables everyday users the opportunity...

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...

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...