Far from Heaven

Collected in this volume are three highly acclaimed screenplays from one of today's most provocative writer-directors.

Author: Todd Haynes

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802140270

Category: Drama

Page: 220

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Todd Haynes is a fiercely intelligent and visionary writer-director. Haynes's award-winning short film Superstar (1987) tells the story of Karen Carpenter's dark struggle with anorexia nervosa. With a cast of Barbie dolls, the underground classic became "the most talked-about, least-seen film of the 1980's" (The Onion A.V.) after the Carpenter estate forced it permanently out of circulation. Haynes's breakthrough feature, Safe (1995), was voted Best Film of the 1990s by the 2000 Village Voice Film Critics Poll. It is the disturbing, elusive story of an affluent suburban housewife whose life is shattered by a mysterious illness. Haynes's latest movie, Far from Heaven, continues his investigation of the conflicted woman, depicting a 1950s housewife who is alienated by her neighbors when her husband's homosexuality leads her to turn to her African-American gardener. The winner of fifty critics' prizes and on over two hundred Top Ten lists (more than any film of 2002), Far from Heavenwas nominated for a slew of major awards, including an Academy Award. With exquisite subtlety, all three films demonstrate Haynes's concerns as a pioneer of the "new queer cinema" who is winning increasing acceptance by the American mainstream. Black-and-white photographs are featured throughout.

Far from Heaven Safe and Superstar

Collected here are three of his most celebrated screenplays. Far from Heaven: Winning fifty critics’ prizes and appearing on two hundred Top Ten lists, Far from Heaven was also nominated for four Academy Awards.

Author: Todd Haynes

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555847777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Three acclaimed screenplays from one of today’s most provocative filmmakers, including the Oscar nominated screenplay Far from Heaven. An award-winning auteur and a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement, Todd Haynes has achieved both critical acclaim and box office success with his original, intelligent, and often controversial films. Collected here are three of his most celebrated screenplays. Far from Heaven: Winning fifty critics’ prizes and appearing on two hundred Top Ten lists, Far from Heaven was also nominated for four Academy Awards. Inspired by the films of Douglas Sirk, it tells the story of a 1950s housewife who is alienated by her neighbors when she pursues an affair with her African American gardener after learning of her husband’s homosexuality. Safe: Haynes’s breakthrough feature was voted Best Film of the 1990s by the Village Voice Film Critics Poll. It tells the disturbing story of an affluent suburban housewife whose life is shattered by a mysterious illness. One character suggests that perhaps she is “allergic to the twentieth century.” Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story: Told with a cast of Barbie dolls, this short film about Karen Carpenter’s battle with anorexia was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 50 Cult Movies in 2003. Though the film was ordered destroyed after a lawsuit by the Carpenter estate, it remains an underground classic and “the most talked-about, least-seen film of the ’80s” (The A.V. Club).

Far from Heaven

Haynes, Todd (2003a), Far from Heaven, Safe, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter
Story: Three Screenplays, New York: Grove. Haynes, Todd (2003b), 'Three
Screenplays: An Introduction' in Haynes, Far from Heaven, Safe, Superstar: The
Karen ...

Author: Glyn Davis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688708

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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This book is a study of Far from Heaven, a commercially successful film that nevertheless sits rather ambiguously on the boundary between independent and mainstream cinema, operating as an alternative to 'blockbuster' fare.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film Criticism Idelogy

The first Haynes film to garner widespread attention was Superstar : The Karen
Carpenter Story ( 1987 ) , a 45minute biopic ... Spanked ( 1993 ) , Safe ( 1995 ) ,
Velvet Goldmine ( 1998 ) , Far from Heaven ( 2002 ) FURTHER READING
Haynes ...

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Schirmer Books

ISBN: 0028657934

Category: Electronic books

Page: 4

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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.

Todd Haynes

With almost two decades of work, from the critically acclaimed low-budget Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story to Far from Heaven (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for screenwriting), Todd Haynes has established himself as ...

Author: Todd Haynes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0822366290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

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With almost two decades of work, from the critically acclaimed low-budget Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story to Far from Heaven (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for screenwriting), Todd Haynes has established himself as one of the most important contemporary independent filmmakers in the United States. Often described as provocative, inventive, and groundbreaking, his work is celebrated for inaugurating New Queer Cinema--a term coined in 1992 to describe the emergence of films committed to queer culture. Despite the richness and complexity of Haynes's work--which engages auteurs ranging from Chantal Akerman to Douglas Sirk and theorists from Judith Butler to Michel Foucault--relatively little scholarly work on it has been published. Stepping into this void, Todd Haynes: A Magnificent Obsession offers the first collection of scholarly essays exclusively devoted to Haynes's entire oeuvre. Including critical essays by well-known and emerging scholars in television theory and feminist film, this special issue of Camera Obscura demonstrates Haynes's engagement with history, feminism, queer culture, biography, and a range of artistic practices. In one essay a former professor of Haynes's examines the depiction of women in many of his films, describing how Haynes revisits key questions and themes reminiscent of those invoked in the "woman's film" genre of the 1940s and 1950s. Other essays address the representations of television and film in Far from Heaven, the aesthetics of pirated video copies of Superstar, Velvet Goldmine's representation of the recent past, and the politics of abjection and marginalization in Poison and Safe. Contributors. Laura Christian, Mary Desjardins, Mary Ann Doane, Lucas Hilderbrand, Lynne Joyrich, Edward R. O'Neill, Susan Potter

The Cinema of Todd Haynes

Haynes , Todd ( 2003 ) Far from Heaven , Safe , Superstar : The Karen Carpenter
Story . Three Screenplays . New York : Grove Press . Heywood , Leslie ( 1996 )
Dedication to Hunger : The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture . Berkeley ...

Author: James Morrison

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764789

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 181

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From the trenches of independent American film of the 1990s, Todd Haynes has emerged in the 21st century as one of the world's most audacious filmmakers. In a series of smart, informative essays, this book traces his career from its roots in New Queer Cinema to the Oscar-nomainated 'Far From Heaven.

Me and You and Memento and Fargo

Christine Vachon quoted in Oren Moverman , Interview : “ And All Is Well in Our
World — Making Safe : Todd Haynes ... Todd Haynes , Far from Heaven , Safe ,
and Superstar : the Karen Carpenter Story : Three Screenplays ( New York :
Grove ...

Author: J.J. Murphy

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123221702

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

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Within the last twenty-five years, an enormous burst of creative production has emerged from independent filmmakers. From Stranger than Paradise (1984) and Slacker (1991) to Gus Van Sant's Elephant (2003) and Miranda July's Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), indie cinema has become part of mainstream culture. But what makes these films independent? Is it simply a matter of budget and production values? Or are there aesthetic qualities that set them off from ordinary Hollywood entertainment? In this groundbreaking new study, J.J. Murphy argues that the independent feature film from the 1980s to the present has developed a distinct approach of its own, centering on new and different conceptions of cinematic storytelling. The film script is the heart of the creative originality to be found in the independent movement. Even directors noted for their idiosyncratic visual style or the handling of performers typically originate their material and write their own scripts. By studying the principles underlying the independent screenplay, we gain a direct sense of the originality of this new trend in American cinema. Me and You and Memento and Fargo also presents a unique vision for the aspiring screenwriter. Most screenwriting manuals and guidebooks on the market rely on formulas believed to generate saleable Hollywood films. Many writers present a "three-act paradigm" as gospel and proceed to lay down very stringent rules for characterization, plotting, timing of climaxes, and so on, while others who appear to be more open about such rules turn out to be just as inflexible in their advice. Through in-depth critical analyses of some of the most significant independent films of recent years, J.J. Murphy emphasizes the crucial role that novelty can play in the screenwriting process.

Todd Haynes

Gathering interviews from 1989 through 2012, this collection presents a range of themes, films, and moments in the burgeoning career of Todd Haynes.

Author: Julia Leyda

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626741386

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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A pioneer of the New Queer Cinema, Todd Haynes (b. 1961) is a leading American independent filmmaker. Whether working with talking dolls in a homemade short (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story) or with Oscar-winning performers in an HBO miniseries (Mildred Pierce), Haynes has garnered numerous awards and nominations and an expanding fan base for his provocative and engaging work. In all his films, Haynes works to portray the struggles of characters in conflict with the norms of society. Many of his movies focus on female characters, drawing inspiration from genres such as the woman’s film and the disease movie (Far from Heaven and Safe); others explore male characters who transgress sexual and other social conventions (Poison and Velvet Goldmine). The writer-director has drawn on figures such as Karen Carpenter, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Bob Dylan in his meditations on American and British music, celebrity, and the meaning of identity. His 2007 movie I’m Not There won a number of awards and was notable for Haynes’s decision to cast six different actors (one of whom was a woman) to portray Dylan. Gathering interviews from 1989 through 2012, this collection presents a range of themes, films, and moments in the burgeoning career of Todd Haynes.

Time Out Film Guide

... Stanley 1946 Carnival HERRINGTON , Rowdy 1989 Road House 1992
Gladiator 1993 Striking Distance HAYNES , Todd · 1987 Superstar : The Karen
Carpenter Story 1990 Poison 1995 Safe 1998 Velvet Goldmine 2002 Far from
Heaven ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066012892

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page:

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Superstar

Gleiberman , O . ( 1991 ) ' Dear Richard Carpenter ' , Entertainment Weekly , 26
April . Available at : http : / / www ... Haynes , T . ( 2003 ) Far From Heaven , Safe ,
Superstar : The Karen Carpenter Story - Three Screenplays . New York : Grove ...

Author: Glyn Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078782995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 117

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"Banned by the Carpenter Estate, Todd Haynes' experimental biopic Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story - which uses dolls to narrate the tragic life of the American singer - has attained significant cult status due to its illegality and lack of availability. This study details the film's fascinating history: its production and initial reception, the journey through the courts, and the subsequent bootleg circulation amongst fans. Superstar's rich, provocative and moving content is also explored, with attention focused on the film's aesthetics, generic form and its cultural position as a hybrid text."--Back cover.

... including Assassins : A Film Concerning Rimbaud ( 85 ) and Superstar : The
Karen Carpenter Story ( 87 ) Filmography : Poison 1911. Dottie Gets Spanked (
93 ) , Safe ( 95 ) , Velvet Goldmine 198 ) and Far From Heaven ( 02 ) , I'm Not
There ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036730331

Category: Film festivals

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Parallax

13 Todd Haynes , Far from Heaven , Safe , Superstar : The Karen Carpenter
Story : Three Screenplays ( New York : Grove , 2003 ) , pp . ix , X . 14 And ,
indeed , for all my admiration of Haynes ' s evenhandedness , I am ultimately
unconvinced ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4938989

Category:

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501 Movie Directors

Poison 1991 Haynes flirted with controversy once again with the awardSuperstar
: The Karen Carpenter Story 1987 winning triptych Poison ... Safe ( 1995 ) , a
movie about a housewife whose affluent late 1980s environment turns on her ,
ushered in a new phase in ... It was in Far from Heaven's ( 2002 ) 1960s to
continue making films " lush color and lighting and poignant symbolism of the
weepies of ...

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822034663443

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 640

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A comprehensive guide to all the movie directors you should know before it is too late.

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: UCBK:C110545229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1602

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Features alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios.

Cinema Today

Dir : Todd Solondz Below : Long shots as the equivalent of moral objectivity :
actress Julianne Moore in Safe ( 1995 ) . ... It owes something to Haynes's first
film , Superstar : The Karen Carpenter Story ( 1987 ) , a pseudo - documentary
about the Carpenters , the pop duo of ... These faults have been fully corrected in
Far from Heaven ( 2002 ) , Haynes's homage to the 1950s melodramas of
Douglas Sirk .

Author: Edward Buscombe

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015058068720

Category: Art

Page: 512

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Fully illustrated with over 700 images including film stills, posters and behind-the-scenes shots, this book also features in-depth case studies on a wide range of films. Cinema Today provides an unparalleled insight into the heart of the film industry.

The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking

... Christine Vachon , 184 , 426 , 427 ; Dotty Gets Spanked , 5 ; Ed Lachman , 250
; Far from Heaven , 205 , 426 ; Maryse Alberti , 5 ; Poison , 5 , 184 ; Safe , 184–85
; Superstar : The Karen Carpenter Story , 184 ; Velvet Goldmine , 5 , 185 Head ...

Author: Vincent LoBrutto

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111958794

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 566

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This indispensable single-volume reference work surveys independent filmmaking from cinema's inception through the 21st century.

International Motion Picture Almanac

Love and Basketball , Far From Heaven , The Hire : Ticker ( short ) , Sinbad :
Legend of the Seven Seas ( voice ) , Jarhead , Goodbye Bafana , Breach .
TELEVISION ... PICTURES : Superstar : The Karen Carpenter Story , He Was
Once , Poison ( Sundance Film Fest . Grand Jury Prize , 1991 ) . Swoon , Safe (
Seattle Int ' l .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066040463

Category: Motion pictures

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Yeah You Baby You

His films include Far from Heaven (2002), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Safe (1995),
Dottie Gets Spanked (1993), Poison (1991), Superstar. The Karen Carpenter
Story (1987), and Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud (1985). He is currently
 ...

Author: Phil Collins

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018378098

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 159

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International Television Video Almanac

PICTURÉS : Superstar : The Karen Carpenter Story , He Was Once , Poison (
Sundance Film Fest . Grand Jury Prize , 1991 ) . Swoon , Safe ( Seattle Int'l . ...
Goldmine ( Cannes Film Fest . , Best Art . Contribution , 1998 ) , Far From Heaven
( Academy Award nom . , golden Globe nom , 2003 ) , Quinceañera ( exec . prod .
) ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066040455

Category: Television broadcasting

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