The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema

For than twenty years, film critic, teacher, activist, and fan Thomas Waugh has been writing about queer movies As a member of the Jump Cut collective and contributor to the Toronto based gay newspaper the Body Politic, he emerged in the late 1970s as a pioneer in gay film theory and criticism, and over the next two decades solidified his reputation as one of the mosFor than twenty years, film critic, teacher, activist, and fan Thomas Waugh has been writing about queer movies As a member of the Jump Cut collective and contributor to the Toronto based gay newspaper the Body Politic, he emerged in the late 1970s as a pioneer in gay film theory and criticism, and over the next two decades solidified his reputation as one of the most important and influential gay film critics The Fruit Machine a collection of Waugh s reviews and articles originally published in gay community tabloids, academic journals, and anthologies charts the emergence and maturation of Waugh s critical sensibilities while lending an important historical perspective to the growth of film theory and criticism as well as queer moviemaking In this wide ranging anthology Waugh touches on some of the great films of the gay canon, from Taxi zum Klo to Kiss of the Spider Woman He also discusses obscure guilty pleasures like Born a Man Let Me Die a Woman, unexpectedly rich movies like Porky s and Caligula, filmmakers such as Fassbinder and Eisenstein, and film personalities from Montgomery Clift to Patty Duke Emerging from the gay liberation movement of the 1970s, Waugh traverses crises from censorship to AIDS, tackling mainstream potboilers along with art movies, documentaries, and avant garde erotic videos In these personal perspectives on the evolving cinematic landscape, his words oscillate from anger and passion to wry wit and irony With fifty nine rare film stills and personal photographs and an introduction by celebrated gay filmmaker John Greyson, this volume demonstrates that the movie camera has been the fruit machine par excellence.
The Fruit Machine Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema For than twenty years film critic teacher activist and fan Thomas Waugh has been writing about queer movies As a member of the Jump Cut collective and contributor to the Toronto based gay newspape

  • Title: The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema
  • Author: Thomas Waugh
  • ISBN: 9780822324683
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
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