Out at the Movies: A History of Gay Cinema


SKU: 9781843446613 Category:
Author: Davies, Steven Paul
Publication Date: 06/01/2016
Publisher: Kamera Books
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicized dramas like" Victim" in the 60s, "The Naked Civil Servant" in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay lifestyles. Gay films have undergone a major shift, from the fringe to the mainstream and 2005 s Academy Awards were dubbed "the Gay Oscars" with awards going to "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote" and "Transamerica." The book discusses gay cinema since then, and includes information on gay filmmakers and actors and their influence within the industry. Interspersed throughout the book are some of the most iconic scenes from gay cinema and the most memorable dialogue from key films."