Edited by Kier-La Janisse and Clint Enns
Spectacular Optical, 2021
Spectacular Optical’s fifth publication is an anthology of unique readings of the films of Robert Downey, Sr. (Putney Swope, Greaser’s Palace, Chafed Elbows) that explore the historical context in which they were made, the legacy and influence of his work both in the mainstream and avant-garde, analysis of the race, class, and gender politics found therein (especially in relation to Downey’s subversive humour) and more. The book is in production with a projected release of 2021.
Temporary cover art by Scott Campbell.