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Title Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire / David Thomson
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019

 Stadsbibl:Ljusets kalender vån 2 Konst, foto, musik, film, teater, sport  791.43    CHECK SHELF  ---
Edition First edition
Descript 348 pages illustrations 25 cm
Note Includes index
Introduction: Naked at the window -- The iceman cometh -- A powder-puff? -- Is this allowed? -- Hideaway -- Codes and codebreakers -- The Goddamn monster -- Gable and Cukor -- Tracy and Hepburn -- Buddies and cowboys -- "The cat's in the bag, the bag's in the river" -- Dead attractive: Cary Grant -- Indecency, gross, or mass market? -- The male gaze -- Perverse -- Burning man -- Gigolo -- Doing it, saying it -- An open door -- Acknowledgments -- Index
From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, an original, seductive account of sexuality in the movies and of how actors and actresses on screen have fed our desire. Film can make us want things we can not have. But, while sometimes rapturous, the interaction of onscreen beauty and private desire speaks to a crisis in American culture, one that pits delusions of male supremacy against feminist awakening and the spirit of gay resistance. Combining criticism, his encyclopedic knowledge of film history, and memoir, David Thomson examines how film has found the fault lines in traditional masculinity and helped to point the way past it toward a more nuanced understanding of what it means to be a person desiring others. Ranging from advertising to pornography, Rudolph Valentino to Moonlight , Rock Hudson to Call Me By Your Name , Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant to Phantom Thread , Thomson shows us the art and the artists we love under a new light. He illuminates the way in which film as art, entertainment, and business has been a polite cover for a kind of erotic séance. And he makes us see how the way we watch our movies is a kind of training for how we try to live
Subject Men in motion pictures
Machismo in motion pictures
Homosexuality in motion pictures
Women in motion pictures
Women in motion pictures.
Kvinnor på film
Män på film
Homosexualitet på film
Men in films
Women in films
Homosexuality in films
Classmark 791.43/65211
ISBN/ISSN 9781101946992 hardcover
1101946997 hardcover
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