Screened Out

Author: Richard Barrios
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134001789
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay and lesbian lives have shaped the Big Screen. Spanning popular American cinema from the 1900s until today, distinguished film historian Richard Barrios presents a rich, compulsively readable analysis of how Hollywood has used and depicted gays and the mixed signals it has given us: Marlene in a top hat, Cary Grant in a negligee, a pansy cowboy in The Dude Wrangler. Such iconoclastic images, Barrios argues, send powerful messages about tragedy and obsession, but also about freedom and compassion, even empowerment. Mining studio records, scripts, drafts (including cut scenes), censor notes, reviews, and recollections of viewers, Barrios paints our fullest picture yet of how gays and lesbians were portrayed by the dream factory, warning that we shouldn't congratulate ourselves quite so much on the progress movies - and the real world -- have made since Stonewall. Captivating, myth-breaking, and funny, Screened Out is for all film aficionados and for anyone who has sat in a dark movie theater and drawn strength and a sense of identity from what they saw on screen, no matter how fleeting or coded.

Letters to ONE

Author: Craig M. Loftin
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438442998
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Collection of letters written to the first openly gay magazine in the United States. Long before the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first openly gay magazine in the United States—offered a positive viewpoint of homosexuality and encouraged gay people to resist discrimination and persecution. Despite a limited monthly circulation of only a few thousand, the magazine influenced the substance, character, and tone of the early American gay rights movement. This book is a collection of letters written to the magazine, a small number of which were published in ONE, but most of them were not. The letters candidly explore issues such as police harassment of gay and lesbian communities, antigay job purges, and the philosophical, scientific, and religious meanings of homosexuality. “[a] remarkable book … about gay and lesbian life in the 1950s and ’60s.” — Los Angeles Times

A short history of film

Author: Wheeler W. Dixon
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780813542690
Format: PDF, Docs
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Looks at the history of motion pictures, covering such topics as the invention of the kinetoscope, the introduction of sound, the Hollywood studio system, and the computer-generated images of the presdent day.

Magill s Cinema Annual

Author: Christine Tomassini
Publisher: St James Press
ISBN: 9781558624597
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Magill's Cinema Annual provides comprehensive information on the theatrical releases of each year. Featured are extensive essays, cast and character listings, production credits, running time, country of origin, MPAA rating, nine comprehensive indexes and more.

The View from Here

Author: Matthew Hays
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first ever collection of interviews with gay and lesbian filmmakers. Discussing their medium in the post-Brokeback Mountain film landscape, world famous gay and lesbian directors and screenwriters talk about the Hollywood closet, studio homophobia and the development of a politicized queer film aesthetic. Interviewees include Pedro Almodovar (Volver), John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting).