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The celluloid closet

Author: Hugh M HefnerJames C HormelSteve TischCarter BurwellLily TomlinAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film excerpts
Television adaptations
Named Person: Vito Russo; Vito Russo
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh M Hefner; James C Hormel; Steve Tisch; Carter Burwell; Lily Tomlin; Tom Hanks; Tony Curtis; Susan Sarandon; Whoopi Goldberg; Harvey Fierstein; Shirley MacLaine; Gore Vidal; Nancy Schreiber; Armistead Maupin; Robert P Epstein; Jeffrey Friedman; Arnold Glassman; Vito Russo; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Home Box Office (Firm); Channel Four (Great Britain); Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; ZDF/Arte (Firm); Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.; Telling Pictures.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0767849000 : 9780767849005
OCLC Number: 48064825
Language Note: Closed-captioned in English.
Notes: DVD release of film originally produced in 1995.
Based on the book by Vito Russo.
Notes on the doucumentary inserted in container.
Credits: Director of photography, Nancy Schreiber ; editors, Jeffrey Friedman, Arnold Glassman ; story, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharon Wood ; narration writer, Armistead Maupin ; music, Carter Burwell ; vocal performance, K.D. Lang ; co-producer, Michael Lumpkin ; producer/directors, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman.
Performer(s): Narrator, Lily Tomlin ; commentary, Tom Hanks, Tony Curtis, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Fierstein, Shirley MacLaine, Gore Vidal.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC format, region 1 ; Dolby Digital.
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. 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.
Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics ; Home Box Office presents in association with Channel 4, ZDF/Arte, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment ; in association with Hugh M. Hefner, James C. Hormel, Steve Tisch ; a Telling Pictures production.
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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.

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