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  1. Putting on the Red Dress : Reading Performative Camp in Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows

    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Aufsätze aus Zeitschriften / Sammelbänden>>
    UrheberPowell, Ryan
    Verleger University <Edinburgh>
    Umfang 16 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmregisseur; Filmanalyse; Filmtheorie; Filmsprache -> Film Sprache
    Freie Schlagworte FW Douglas Sirk; Was der Himmel erlaubt
    Beschreibung "The melodramas of Douglas Sirk have been widely regarded as highly nuanced critiques of the oppressive conditions perpetuated by bourgeois values in 1950's America. While many of Sirk's films have received a great deal of consideration as 'women's pictures,' particularly in feminist discourse, little attention has been given to the figure of gay male representation. Looking at the 1955 film All That Heaven Allows (starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson), this paper traces the ways in which the film can be productively read within a matrix of camp performance, ultimately illuminating relations between women and gay men as similarly oppressed subjects within the heteronormative imperatives of bourgeois ideology during the period. Through a semiotic analysis of Sirk's sophisticated use of color in the ­mise-en-scene (most notably through costuming, set design and lighting), this paper considers how color may be used to signify the presence of non-normative subjective positions, foregrounding ambivalencies towards naturalizing constructions of gender and sexuality as posited by mainstream Hollywood cinema. Further, the paper considers how Sirk's use of the color red may be interpreted within a camp register, employing what Richard Dyer describes as camp's ability to invoke "irony," "trivialization" and "theatricalization" with regards to societal norms." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturRed as Signifier in 1950s America; Flashes of Red – Drawing Attention; Everything’s Gone Red; Corrective Coloring; Works Cited
    Themen FWFilm>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik; Film>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Inszenierung und Regie; Film>>Einzelne Filme (Sekundärliteratur)
    RVK FWAP 45000; AP 45200; AP 46700; AP 47950; AP 51005-AP 51400; AP 59800
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugBehandlung nach Gebieten, Regionen, Orten im Allgemeinen>>
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    Anmerkungen zur RessourceForum: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, Spring 2007