Gentlemen of the Shade: My Own Private Idaho

Gentlemen of the Shade: My Own Private Idaho

Gentlemen of the Shade My Own Private Idaho Gus Van Sant s film and the s cult of the alternative Gus Van Sant s indie darling My Own Private Idaho perplexed and provoked inspiring a new ethos for a new decade being different was better

  • Title: Gentlemen of the Shade: My Own Private Idaho
  • Author: Jen Sookfong Lee
  • ISBN: 9781770413139
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gus Van Sant s film and the 90s cult of the alternative Gus Van Sant s 1991 indie darling My Own Private Idaho perplexed and provoked, inspiring a new ethos for a new decade being different was better than being good Gentlemen of the Shade examines how the film was a coming of age for a generation of young people who would embrace the alternative and bring their outsidGus Van Sant s film and the 90s cult of the alternativeGus Van Sant s 1991 indie darling My Own Private Idaho perplexed and provoked, inspiring a new ethos for a new decade being different was better than being good Gentlemen of the Shade examines how the film was a coming of age for a generation of young people who would embrace the alternative and bring their outsider perspectives to sustainability, technology, gender constructs, and social responsibility.My Own Private Idaho fragmented and saturated with colour and dirt and a painfully beautiful masculinity also crept into popular media, and its influence can still be traced R.E.M Portlandia Hipsterism James Franco Referencing the often funny and sometimes tragic cultural touchstones of the past 26 years, Gentlemen of the Shade sets the film as social bellwether for the many outsiders who were looking to join the right, or any, revolution.

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    This is the second book in the "Pop Classic" series that I've read; the first being It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls.I love film criticism, especially when it's as well written as this one. Jen Sookfong Lee does an excellent job of describing the context of when "My Own Private Idaho" was released in 1991--what was happening in Pop Culture and how gays and lesbians were being portrayed in films and on TV. She explains where the movie fit in with the Grunge scene, how it influenced fashion, and the ris [...]

    Beautifully deconstructs the importance, cultural significance, and raw beauty of MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO.

    I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for feedback and review.This was an interesting look at the author's interaction with the film and the culture of the early 90s. It was an adequate discussion of the work of Van Sant and the celebrity of Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix. I'm sure it fits in nicely with this series, and I don't have any major complaints. It was a good enough launching point. It's just very slim and didn't really surprise me.

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