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John Waters [electronic resource] : interviews /

edited by James Egan.

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Main Author: Waters, John
Other Names: Egan, James.
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Series: Conversations with filmmakers series.
Topics: Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Interviews. | Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Interviews. | Motion picture producers and directors - United States. | Waters, John, 1946- | Waters, John, 1946- - Interviews. | Fine Arts. | ART - Film & Video. | PERFORMING ARTS - Film & Video - Reference. | PERFORMING ARTS - Film & Video - Direction & Production. | Waters, John, 1946- - Interviews.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | Interviews.
Online Access: JSTOR Books Click here for E-Book. Restricted to IWU Community.
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490 1 |aConversations with filmmakers series
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |aEarly John Waters and hag in a black leather jacket / The Baltimore evening sun/1965 -- Artist in dialogue / John G. Ives/1992 -- Pink flamingos & the filthiest people alive? / Danny Fields and Fran Lebowitz/1973 -- The late show presents the divine world of John Waters / Bill George and Martin Falck/1974 -- "A lot of people were upset that we put the baby in the refrigerator . . .": -- An interview with John Waters / Louis Postel/1977 -- John Waters in Provincetown / Gerald Peary/1997 -- John Waters' Divine comedy / Scott Macdonald/1982 -- Still Waters / David Chute/1981 -- Waters: ". . . I've always tried to sell out" / Claude Thomas Brooks/1982 -- Hairspray gets a "shocking" PG as Waters looks back to '62 / Kevin Lally/1988 -- The domestication of John Waters / Pat Aufderheide/1990 -- He really can't help himself / James Grant/1994 -- John Waters Pecker / Gerald Peary/1997 -- Demented at heart / Jamie Painter Young/2000 -- What price Hollywood? / J.T. Leroy/2000 -- A dirty shame / Jenny Stewart/2005 -- Interview with John Waters / Todd Solondz/2004 -- John Waters / Dennis Cooper/2004 -- This filthy world / Steve Appleford/2007 -- Love and frogs: dating John Waters / Michael Franco/2007 -- Waters world / Randy Shulman/2009 -- Where will John Waters be buried? / James Egan/2010 -- John Waters, an appreciation / Everett Lewis/2011.
520 |aThe films of John Waters (b. 1946) are some of the most powerful send-ups of conventional film forms and expectations since Luis Bu-uel and Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou. In attempting to reinvigorate the experience of movie-going with his shock comedy, Waters has been willing to take the chance of offending nearly everyone. His characters have great dignity and resourcefulness, taking what's different or unacceptable or grotesque about themselves, heightening it and turning it into a handmade personal style. The interviews collected here span Waters's career from 1965 to 2010 and include a new one exclusive to this edition. Waters began making films in his hometown of Baltimore in 1964. Demonstrating an innate talent at capturing the hideous and crude and elevating it to art, he reached international acclaim with his outrageous shock comedy Pink Flamingos. This landmark film redefined cinema and became a cult classic. Appearing in this and many of Waters's early films, his star Divine would consistently challenge gender definitions. With Polyester, Waters entered the mainstream. The film starred Divine as an unhappy housewife who romances a former teen idol played by Tab Hunter. Waters's commercial breakthrough, Hairspray, told the story of Baltimore's televised sock-hop program, The Corny Collins Show, and how one brave girl (Ricki Lake) used her platform as a dancer to end segregation in her town. From Serial Mom and Pecker to Cecil B. Demented, Waters continued to infiltrate the mainstream with his unique approach to filmmaking. As a visual artist, he was given a retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in 2004, which was shown at galleries around the world.
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