The Incredible Shrinking Star: Todd Haynes and the Case History of Karen Carpenter

The Incredible Shrinking Star: Todd Haynes and the Case History of Karen Carpenter Copyright © 2004 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 57, Volume 19, Number 3 Published by Duke University Press 23 Camera Obscura construction of Haynes’s authority as it emerged from the material practices that produced and surrounded Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (US, 1987), a film biography cowritten with Cynthia Schneider of the singer Karen Carpenter, who died of anorexia nervosa in 1983 at age thirty-two. This forty-three-minute, 16mm film using dolls to enact the life of the 1970s singing star was not Haynes’s first work, but it was the one that authorized him as a promising director of alternative cinema. Film festivals and critical reviews, in sites ranging from local city newspapers to Artforum and the Village Voice, served as the vehicles of Haynes’s ascension as director. But his decision to shape the narrative around the placement of a number of Carpenters songs also resulted in a legal battle (lost by Haynes) with A & M Records and the Carpenter family over the question of who was authorized to represent Karen’s life and her voice. Defining Haynes’s emerging authority at this time only in the contexts of his trajectory to critical fame or of his legal troubles with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Camera Obscura Duke University Press

The Incredible Shrinking Star: Todd Haynes and the Case History of Karen Carpenter

Camera Obscura, Volume 19 (3 57) – Jan 1, 2004

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Copyright 2004 by Camera Obscura
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Copyright © 2004 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 57, Volume 19, Number 3 Published by Duke University Press 23 Camera Obscura construction of Haynes’s authority as it emerged from the material practices that produced and surrounded Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (US, 1987), a film biography cowritten with Cynthia Schneider of the singer Karen Carpenter, who died of anorexia nervosa in 1983 at age thirty-two. This forty-three-minute, 16mm film using dolls to enact the life of the 1970s singing star was not Haynes’s first work, but it was the one that authorized him as a promising director of alternative cinema. Film festivals and critical reviews, in sites ranging from local city newspapers to Artforum and the Village Voice, served as the vehicles of Haynes’s ascension as director. But his decision to shape the narrative around the placement of a number of Carpenters songs also resulted in a legal battle (lost by Haynes) with A & M Records and the Carpenter family over the question of who was authorized to represent Karen’s life and her voice. Defining Haynes’s emerging authority at this time only in the contexts of his trajectory to critical fame or of his legal troubles with

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