Images for a Generation Doomed : The Films and Career of Gregg Araki
Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki provides an interpretive critical history of director Gregg Araki's career trajectory to date. In doing so, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart articulates the most noteworthy attributes of this New Queer Cinema pioneer's trademark post-punk filmmaking style as well as the unique challenges he faces during the third decade of his filmmaking career.
- Hardback | 140 pages
- 157.48 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
- 31 Dec 2009
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Provides a succint overview of the controversial so-called new queer director...Well-documented study...Helpful reading for any film course... Recommended. -- G.R. Butters Jr. CHOICE, June 2010 Kylo-Patrick Hart's impassioned and insightful exploration of controversial auteur Gregg Araki is another laudatory achievement for this award-winning scholar. By combining his years of teaching auteur studies with an immense knowledge of Araki's work, Hart raises thought provoking questions about the director's career trajectory and places him within the context of the New Queer Cinema. The author's unique approach to his subject is what makes this treatise unique. His integrative study of Araki's film grammar, unique storytelling devices, problematic sexual politics, and fan reception are arranged within the chronological arch of the director's oeuvre. Images for a Generation Doomed will be a welcome addition both to film libraries and to college and graduate courses in media and cultural studies. It truly is an unforgettable book about an unforgettable director. -- Catherine R. Burke, Independent Media Scholar
About Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart is associate professor and chair of the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at Texas Christian University.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Gregg Araki and the New Queer Cinema Chapter 2: Queerly Making a Splash with The Living End Chapter 3: Refining an Authorial Style with Totally F***ed Up and The Doom Generation Chapter 4: Losing Focus with Nowhere and Splendor Chapter 5: Reestablishing Relevancy with Mysterious Skin Chapter 6 Afterword: Smiley Face and Beyond Chapter 7 Supplementary Chapter: Cinematic Trash or Cultural Treasure? Conflicting Viewer Reactions to the Extremely Violent World of Bisexual Men in Gregg Araki's "Heterosexual Movie" The Doom Generation Chapter 8 Filmography