By Matthew Tinkcom
From Amazon: "Grey Gardens (1975) is certainly one of most vital documentary movies of the earlier thirty years, gaining the prestige of a cult vintage. Matthew Tinkcom argues that the movie reshaped documentary cinema by means of relocating the non-fiction digicam to the guts of the family, a personal house into which film-makers had seldom formerly ventured. MATTHEW TINKCOM is affiliate Professor in conversation, tradition and know-how at Georgetown collage, united states. he's the writer of operating Like a gay: Camp, Capital, Cinema (Duke college Press, 2002) and co-editor of Key Frames: renowned Cinema and Cultural reviews (Routledge, 2001). he's presently engaged on a e-book manuscript at the electronic relocating photo and its relation to online queer discursive groups.
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