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The celluloid closet

Author: Robert P Epstein; Jeffrey Friedman; Vito Russo
Publisher: [Great Britain] : Drakes Avenue Pictures, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView 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
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Epstein; Jeffrey Friedman; Vito Russo
ISBN: 0767849000 9780767849005
OCLC Number: 1156949879
Notes: Title from container.
DVD release of a documentary originally produced for television broadcast in 1996.
Based on the book by Vito Russo.
Special features: "Rescued from the closet" 21 additional scenes ; interview with Vito Russo.
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.
Description: 1 DVD-video (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 2.
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.
Responsibility: produced and directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman.

Abstract:

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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