The celluloid closet: homosexuality in the movies

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Harper & Row, 1981 - Performing Arts - 276 pages
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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.

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the main point of his work was how a character like Bruno in "Strangers on a Train" was coded as homosexual, and was also the psycho. The way it usually went - gay = bad in movies. Great eye opener for me as a media student back in the day. Now it all seems so obvious. Thanks, Vito.

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Awesome exploration into the hidden secrets of film. A wonderful, researched, historical book that is truly a dynamic expertise of behind the camera, and hiddeen in the closet, closeted cinema. A ... Read full review

Contents

THE WAY WE WERENT The Invisible Years page
61
FRIGHTENING THE HORSES Out of the Closets
125
STRUGGLE Fear and Loathing in Gay Hollywood page
181
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