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The Resource Poison, inspired by the novels of Jean Genet ; produced by Christine Vachon ; written and directed by Todd Haynes

Poison, inspired by the novels of Jean Genet ; produced by Christine Vachon ; written and directed by Todd Haynes

Label
Poison
Title
Poison
Statement of responsibility
inspired by the novels of Jean Genet ; produced by Christine Vachon ; written and directed by Todd Haynes
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The second feature directed by Haynes -- the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven, I'm Not There and the upcoming HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce -- this groundbreaking American Indie was the most fervently debated film of the 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes' spectacular follow-up to his legendary Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly cinematic. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves trio of transgressive tales -- 'Hero,' 'Horror' and 'Homo'-that build toward a devastating climax. 'Hero,' shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; 'Horror,' filmed like a delirious '50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while 'Homo' explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was attacked by right-wing figures including Dick Armey, Ralph Reed and minister Donald Wildmon, Poison is unsettling, unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haynes, Todd
  • Vachon, Christine
Runtime
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Gay prisoners
  • Parricide
  • Sex
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Poison, inspired by the novels of Jean Genet ; produced by Christine Vachon ; written and directed by Todd Haynes
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?GLTV;2846724
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 14, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2846724/gltv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (86 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a225158
  • (OCoLC)945217448
Video recording format
other
Label
Poison, inspired by the novels of Jean Genet ; produced by Christine Vachon ; written and directed by Todd Haynes
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?GLTV;2846724
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 14, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2846724/gltv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (86 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a225158
  • (OCoLC)945217448
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

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