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Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis


Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film is a key text in the canon of American independent cinema. This book offers a detailed and perceptive study of Haynes' film, with each chapter centred on a topic crucial for understanding Far from Heaven's richness and seductive pleasures (authorship, melodrama, queerness). The film is also positioned in relation to the rest of Todd Haynes' work, the New Queer Cinema movement, and the history of U ... More

Keywords: Oscars, Far from Heaven, critical recognition, homage, Douglas Sirk, American independent cinema, Todd Haynes, authorship, melodrama, queerness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637782
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glyn Davis, author