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Duggan, Anne E., 1967-
Queer enchantments : gender, sexuality, and class in the fairy-tale cinema of Jacques Demy / Anne E. Duggan
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2013]
©2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN1998.3.D395 D84 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Demy, Jacques -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Fairy tales in motion pictures
Sex role in motion pictures
Social classes in motion pictures
Physical Description ix, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: queer enchantments -- Fairy tale and melodrama: Lola and The umbrellas of Cherbourg -- The camping of "donkey skin": Jacques Demy's cinematic re-vision of a classic tale -- Artistic freedom and grotesque satire: bohemians and bourgeois in The pied piper -- The queering of the French revolution: Lady Oscar and the tradition of the maiden warrior -- Epilogue: Demy's postmodern tales -- Filmography of Jacques Demy
Summary "To the uninitiated, the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy can seem strange and even laughable, with their gaudy color schemes and sung dialogue. Yet since the late 1990s, a generation of queer filmmakers in France have found new inspiration in Demy's cinema. In this volume, author Anne E. Duggan examines Jacques Demy's queer sensibility in connection with another understudied characteristic of his oeuvre: his recurrent use of the fairy tale. In Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy, Duggan demonstrates that Demy uses fairy-tale devices to explore and expand the identity categories of his characters, while he broadens the possibilities of the genre of the fairy tale through his cinematic revisions." -- Publisher website
NOTE 537117
Series Series in fairy-tale studies

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