The Resource Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire, David Thomson

Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire, David Thomson

Label
Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire
Title
Sleeping with strangers
Title remainder
how the movies shaped desire
Statement of responsibility
David Thomson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, David
Dewey number
791.43/65211
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M46
LC item number
T57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men in motion pictures
  • Machismo in motion pictures
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures
  • Women in motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Reference
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures
  • Machismo in motion pictures
  • Men in motion pictures
  • Women in motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Reference
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / General
Label
Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire, David Thomson
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781101946992
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083217428
  • (YBP)ybp15434221
Label
Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire, David Thomson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781101946992
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083217428
  • (YBP)ybp15434221

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