LAW OF DESIRE: A QUEER FILM CLASSIC

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Law of Desire: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics) Paperback – Illustrated, October 1, 2009 by José Quiroga (Author) Law of Desire, one of three inaugural titles in Arsenal Pulp Press' new film book series Queer Film Classics, focuses on the 1987 homoerotic melodrama by Pedro Almodóvar, Spain's most successful contemporary film director.

 
The film Law of Desire is a grand tale of love, lust, and amnesia featuring three main characters: a gay film director (played by Eusebio Poncela); his sister, an actress who was once his brother (Carmen Maura); and a repressed, obsessive stalker (a young Antonio Banderas). In the twenty-plus years since its first release, Law of Desire has been acknowledged as redefining the way in which cinema can portray the difficult affective relationships between homosexuality, gender, and sex. Taking his cue from the golden age of Latin American, American, and European melodrama, Almodóvar created a sentimental yet hard-edged film that believes in the utopian possibilities for new relationships that redeem people from their despair. Since its release, Almodóvar has become an Oscar-winning filmmaker who regularly delves into issues of sexuality, gender, and identity.
 
This book examines the political and social context in which Almodóvar created Law of Desire, as well as its impact on LGBT cinema both in Europe and around the world. José Quiroga is a professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Emory University in Atlanta.

About the Author
José Quiroga is a Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Emory University in Atlanta. He has written extensively on Latin American and Latino popular culture, media, literature, and queer studies. His books include Cuban Palimpsests (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America (New York University Press, 2001).

Product details
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Arsenal Pulp Press; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2009)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 120 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1551522624
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1551522623
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.1 inches
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