New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut
|Rating||:||4.49 (584 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||360 Pages|
Joor said Five Stars. Illuminating!. shotsy faust said wow, excellent. What an undertaking for ruby rich. She reveals the progression of queer cinema from it's origins and gets beyond the obvious choices to the films that made the obvious choices, more mainstream films possible. And unlike most scholarly studies she plants her theory squarely in the context of those times. The memoir aspect of this book is so evocative and covers a period that has rarely if ever been written about; a behind the scenes socio-political and very personal archive of events. The photos are terrific accent to her words. AND this is a scholarly book but accessible to the regular. "Great reading!!" according to K. April Holgate. I received a copy free through Goodreads First Reads.This was a fascinating and insightful look into a genre of the cinema I was not overly familiar with. I know the more mainstream works but it was great learning about the indie side of things. I am going to pass this along top a friend whop really loves the genre! Fantastic book for a film fan!!
B. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists.As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated fil
"At last, an anthology of B. Ruby Rich’s groundbreaking work on New Queer Cinema—a valuable historical archive with the added bonus of her current reflections on it. Smart, passionate, and engaging, her writing keeps alive the fine art of criticism that is so crucial to sustaining filmmakers and their audiences."