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Gay Men at the Movies : Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community (Paperback) (Scott

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Gay Men at the Movies explores the role of cinema in the emergence of a gay male community in Sydney, Australia. Previous histories of gay cinema have kept their eyes firmly on the screen, analyzing the work of gay film-makers or the representation of gay characters. Gay Men at the Movies instead turns to the audience to investigate the complex and critical role of movies in the emergence of gay male community, culture and identity. Charting a course through Sydney’s history from the 1950s onwards, this book offers a new perspective on the history of gay culture and film by highlighting audience reception and examining cinema-going as a moment of connection to community and identity.
 
Throughout this book sources including film reviews, media reports, memoirs, oral histories and a diverse range of cinematic texts are all developed into detailed and carefully researched works.  Gay Men at the Movies reveals new possibilities for researching and understanding the role of cinema in the sexual, cultural, social and political history of a city.
 
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Art, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Scott Mckinnon
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2016
TCIN: 51714405
UPC: 9781783205967
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-8567
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