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Gus Van Sant: His Own Private Cinema (Modern Filmmakers) [Hardcover]

Vincent LoBrutto

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16 Jun 2010 Modern Filmmakers
Arranged chronologically, Gus Van Sant: His Own Private Cinema provides a comprehensive overview of the life and art of this talented director, covering his mainstream, commercial, and avant-garde projects. More than a biography, the book examines Van Sant's incredibly diverse body of work, exploring the influence of his open homosexuality; of fine art, literature, and music; and of the range of cinema styles to which he has been exposed. Stressing Van Sant's wide-ranging content, genre, style, and cinematic presentation, author Vincent LoBrutto details the filmmaker's autobiographical tendencies and how he uses the film craft, literature, popular music, and fine arts to create his movies. The book dissects ways in which each of his films reflects Van Sant's sexual orientation, whether the individual film has a gay theme or not. Because of its importance to Van Sant's films, the book also offers a history of gay culture, past and present, covering its influence on art, music, theater, and dance, as well as community, activism, and prejudice.

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  • Hardcover: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers Inc; 1 edition (16 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313357765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313357763
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,137,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Recommended. All readers." - Choice

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Vincent LoBrutto is instructor of motion picture editing and cinema studies at the School Of Visual Arts in the Department of Film, Video, and Animation in New York City, NY. He is also a thesis advisor and member of the thesis committee. He has a BA in filmmaking from SVA and is the author of many books on film, including Stanley Kubrick: A Biography, and the Praeger titles Martin Scorsese: A Biography and Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures.

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