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 Post subject: Todd Haynes
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:33 pm 
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TODD HAYNES
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More a child of the art world than the film world, Haynes' early features came out of national endowments rather than the usual route of studios or investors, giving him a freedom that often ended in controversy. Superstar is infamous for starring only Barbie dolls, but its use of unliscened music has made it illegal to screen in the United States (though it is available in the backwaters of the internet and often shown at punk or underground festivals) and through the controversy he (or the religious right) caused over the frank exploration of homosexuality in Poison, nationally endowed art cinema in America came to an abrupt end. Haynes' cinema tends to be marked either by a baroque aesthetic (Safe, Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce) or elliptical narrative experimentation (Poison, Velvet Goldmine), though sometimes both (I'm Not There)--but it is united both by its unsettling use of Sirkian acting and its tendency to critique unquestioned social and cultural trends.

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1985 Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud [Short film]
1987 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story [Short film]
1993 Dottie Gets Spanked [Television short]
1991 Poison
1995 Safe
1998 Velvet Goldmine
2002 Far From Heaven
2007 I'm Not There
2011 Mildred Pierce [Miniseries]

Recommended First Watch: Safe


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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Just saw Superstar, that was great. Like Safe, it's style is so straight edged that it seems surreal (uh... let's look past the Barbie dolls for now), encompassing his themes of social conformity and the individual self-loathing (which is why he uses Barbies, cause every girl wants to be like Barbie).


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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diggin the avatar drew, just the best really


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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Here's the trailer for his new HBO miniseries:

Doesn't look too terribly exciting but then again the synopsis to Safe looked boring as hell as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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Safe is recommended first watch


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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Meh, I don't really feel safe with that, maybe Far From Heaven.


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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1987 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story 7
1991 Poison 7
1995 Safe 10
1998 Velvet Goldmine 4
2002 Far From Heaven 6
2007 I'm Not There 7


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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Safe 9.8

What should I check out next?


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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The Karen Carpenter Story, Poison, Far From Heaven and I'm Not There are all equally interesting but totally different choices.


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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someone watch mildred pierce who ever has hbo, i'm expecting goodness


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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Has anyone yet? I've watched the first three or four, and it is good indeed. But I can't help but feel just a little underwhelmed. I mean, I was expecting much more visual flair and better overall cinematography. KLate and Guy play very well, and so does the ex husband, but I am still missing something. Maybe the latter half of the series will make up for that tho.
I was thinking that Haynes with his Sirk and Ophuls know-how would really nail this, but so far it's not better than good


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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i just watched safe and then i went on rateyourmusic and started reading the first user review. the reviewer loved everything about it and said it is one of the three best movies to ever come out of america, but they only gave it 4.5/5 stars, and i thought why not a 5/5 if they loved it so much. so i looked at who this person was and what exactly they consider to be a 5 star movie. then i realized the person was dreww. aha.


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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What's your RYM?


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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jessmills. who're you? i need rym friends


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Haynes
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Pat C wrote:
i just watched safe and then i went on rateyourmusic and started reading the first user review. the reviewer loved everything about it and said it is one of the three best movies to ever come out of america, but they only gave it 4.5/5 stars, and i thought why not a 5/5 if they loved it so much. so i looked at who this person was and what exactly they consider to be a 5 star movie. then i realized the person was dreww. aha.



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