Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

Nominated for four Oscars, Todd Haynes'Far from Heaven (2002) 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 monograph offers a detailed 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 US independent cinema.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages168
ISBN (Print)9780748637799
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAmerican Indies

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Todd Haynes, melodrama, American independent cinema, 'indie' cinema, Douglas Sirk, pastiche


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