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Todd Haynes

Rob White


Todd Haynes' films are intricate and purposeful, combining the intellectual impact of art cinema with the emotional accessibility of popular genres. They are also underpinned by a serious commitment to feminism and queer theory. From his 1985 student film about Arthur Rimbaud to his shapeshifting portrait of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There (2007) and the riveting HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011), Haynes has made films whose complex weave of stories and characters reveals dark, painful intensities. His taste for narrative experimentation and pastiche is haunted by anguish. This book, which inclu ... More

Keywords: feminism, Todd Haynes, films, art cinema, queer theory, anguish, pastiche, music culture, filmmakers, social coercion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037566
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rob White, author