9781551522623

Law of Desire : A Queer Film Classic

by
  • ISBN13:

    9781551522623

  • ISBN10:

    1551522624

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $14.95 Save up to $2.29
  • Buy New
    $12.66

    IN STOCK USUALLY SHIPS IN 24-48 HOURS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

"This series will be a significant, valuable contribution to the history and literature of gay cinema. Each of these works will be valuable additions for academic and popular students of film and gay culture."- Library JournalLaw of Desire , one of three inaugural titles in Arsenal Pulp Press' new film book series Queer Film Classics, focuses on the 1987 homoerotic melodrama by Pedro Almod Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 óvar, Spain's most successful contemporary film director.The film Law of Desire is a grand tale of love, lust, and amnesia featuring three main characters: a gay film director (played by Eusebio Poncela); his sister, an actress who was once his brother (Carmen Maura); and a repressed, obsessive stalker (a young Antonio Banderas). In the twenty-plus years since its first release, Law of Desire has been acknowledged as redefining the way in which cinema can portray the difficult affective relationships between homosexuality, gender, and sex. Taking his cue from the golden age of Latin American, American, and European melodrama, Almod Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 óvar created a sentimental yet hard-edged film that believes in the utopian possibilities for new relationships that redeem people from their despair. Since its release, Almod Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 óvar has become an Oscar-winning filmmaker who regularly delves into issues of sexuality, gender, and identity.This book examines the political and social context in which Almod Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 óvar created Law of Desire , as well as its impact on LGBT cinema both in Europe and around the world.Jos Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 é Quiroga is a professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Emory University in Atlanta.The Queer Film Classics series, starting this fall, consists of critical yet populist monographs on classic films of interest to LGBT audiences written by esteemed film scholars and critics.

Rewards Program

Write a Review