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The Celluloid Closet

(DVD - 2001 )
The Celluloid Closet


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Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen.
Title: The celluloid closet
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Columbia TriStar Home Video,, 2001.
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Commentary with filmmakers Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Lily Tomlin, producer Howard Rosenman, editor Arnold Glassman, author Vito Russo ; bonus trailers ; collection of outtakes ; talent files ; interactive menus ; production notes including letters from Gore Vidal and Charlton Heston ; scene selections.
Notes on the doucumentary inserted in container.
Based on the book by Vito Russo.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1996.
Contents: Gay images
From the very beginning
Enter the sissy
Morocco
Queen Christina
Cold-hearted villains
The Maltese falcon
Rope
Behind bars
Young man with a horn
Tea and sympathy
Rebel without a cause
Ben-Hur
Blurring the lines
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Tony Curtis
Victim
The children's hour
Advise & consent
Unhappy gay people
The boys in the band
Cabaret
Cruising
Making love
Sunday, bloody Sunday
Women who love each other
Philadelphia.
Summary: Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen.
Audience: Rated R.
Local Note: 2
ISBN: 9780767849005
0767849000
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4365 CEL
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