The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies


The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Brand: HARPER AND ROW at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Praised by the Chicago Tribune as ''an impressive study'' and written with incisive wit and searing perception--the definitive, highly acclaimed landmark work on the portrayal of homosexuality in film. When Vito Russo published the first edition of The Celluloid Closet in 1981, there was little question that it was a groundbreaking book. Today it is still one of the most informative and provocative books written about gay people and popular culture. By examining the images of homosexuality and g


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Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "an impressive study" and written with incisive wit and searing perception--the definitive, highly acclaimed landmark work on the portrayal of homosexuality in film. When Vito Russo published the first edition of The Celluloid Closet in 1981, there was little question that it was a groundbreaking book. Today it is still one of the most informative and provocative books written about gay people and popular culture. By examining the images of homosexuality and gender variance in Hollywood films from the 1920s to the present, Russo traced a history not only of how gay men and lesbians had been erased or demonized in movies but in all of American culture as well. Chronicling the depictions of gay people such as the "sissy" roles of Edward Everett Horton and Franklin Pangborn in 1930s comedies or predatory lesbians in 1950s dramas (see Lauren Bacall in Young Man with a Horn and Barbara Stanwyck in Walk on the Wild Side), Russo details how homophobic stereotypes have both reflected and perpetrated the oppression of gay people. In the revised edition, published a year before his death in 1990, Russo added information on the new wave of independent and gay-produced films--The Times of Harvey Milk, Desert Hearts, Buddies--that emerged during the 1980s. --Michael Bronski

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Brand: HARPER AND ROW
Manufacturer:
Harper & Row
Category:
LGBT Studies
Release Date:
1987-09-20
EAN:
9780060961329
ISBN:
0060961325
Edition:
Revised
Author:
Vito Russo
Publisher:
Harper & Row
Publication Date:
1987-09-20
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
1.4 pounds
Item Size:
0.96 x 9.25 x 6.13 inches
Package Weight:
0.79 pounds
Package Size:
5.85 x 0.73 x 8.43 inches

 


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