The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito RussoReread this as it was the main textbook of a Queer Film undergrad class I helped out with last semester, and my initial reaction was more or less confirmed: when analyzing LGBTQ representation in classic Hollywood and other early cinemas Russo is as enlightening as he fun to read, but when he gets to post-Code representation he goes into Righteous Anger mode and it just all starts getting very numbing and increasingly unnuanced. For some reason Russo can locate endless resistance and subversiveness in the Sissies and Bulldykes in old Hollywood musicals and comedies, but something like Suddenly Last Summer or The Boys in the Band are pegged as an irredeemable exercise in negative stereotyping—I just dont buy that line of thinking and so I didnt even bother revisiting the last chapter or two.
I also have mixed feelings because Celluloid Closet is widely hailed as the first study of its kind, while the late, great and now-forgotten Parker Tylers Screening the Sexes: Homosexuality in the Movies is hardly ever ever remembered, though it was written nearly a decade earlier. Not that its hard to see why this is the case: where Russo is Serious and Scholarly, Tyler is, characteristically, campy, tongue-in-cheek and can at times be baffling in regards to its allusions and in-jokes—in many ways Richard Dyers Now You See It and Richard Barrioss Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall are nice medians, as rigorous as Russo but retaining Tylers sense of fun.
But it cant be denied that The Celluloid Closet serves as a good primer on queer film—it certainly was mine, and Ill always appreciate it for that.
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From the Archives: Vito Acconci Stars and Stripes
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He is an orphaned Sicilian immigrant who builds a Mafia empire. Upon his death, Michael , his youngest son, succeeds him as the don of the Corleone crime family. Vito informally adopts Sonny's friend, Tom Hagen , who becomes his lawyer and consigliere. Vito oversees a business founded on gambling , bootlegging , and union corruption, but he is known as a kind, generous man who lives by a strict moral code of loyalty to friends and, above all, family. He is also known as a traditionalist who demands respect commensurate with his status; even his closest friends refer to him as "Godfather" or "Don Corleone" rather than "Vito". He was born on December 7, ; in , the local mafia chieftain , Don Ciccio, murders Vito's father Antonio when he refuses to pay him tribute.
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In his interview in Episode 10 of the Making Gay History podcast, you hear Vito date the start of his activism to a candlelight vigil outside St. He was taken to St. But Vito first began challenging the status quo when he was an undergraduate at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey. I was on the student lecture committee. I was warned not to do that. We paid him a hundred dollars and he came out and he spoke to a group of students, hostile students. He was
American avant-garde artist-cum-architect Vito Acconci died on April 27 in Manhattan. He was seventy-seven. Acconci is noted for early films and performance works that toy with power relations and foreground the autoerotic nature of the male artist. By presenting his body as art, Vito Acconci would redirect the approval and respect traditionally reserved for the esthetic object toward himself. Masturbation is his theme song.
A despairing Rosario has just murdered his wife and daughter at the dinner table on New Year's Eve. Somehow, Vito quietly convinces his father to drop the gun, spare their lives and call the police. Placed in the custody of sexually abusive relatives, Vito is left free to roam the trash-strewn back streets of Naples where he and his friends engage in drug abuse, prostitution and petty crime. We don't have any reviews for Vito and the Others. We don't have enough data to suggest any movies based on Vito and the Others. You can help by rating movies you've seen.