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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A classic in film criticism and queer history, Russo's prose can be a tad dry, but it is an illuminating look at how movies and the dominant culture have dealt with homosexuality in the 20th century. 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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