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Still: The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet

11 Jan 200925 Jan 2009

A fascinating, fast-paced and often funny trip through representations of homosexuality in mainstream American cinema, both overt and - more often than not - covert. Exhaustively researched (based on Vito Russo's 1981 book of the same name) and impeccably edited, the film comes close to Russo's own vision of a "gay That's Entertainment!". Quentin Crisp, Tom Hanks, Armistead Maupin and Tony Curtis are among the voices heard, with films referenced from the silent era to the mid 90s.

Dir Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, US 1995, 102 mins

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