Spectacular Passions: Cinema, Fantasy, Gay Male Spectatorships

                    October 30th, 2000
                    ISBN 0822325896 (ISBN13: 9780822325895)

                    The image of the movie-obsessed gay man is a widely circulating and readily recognizable element of the contemporary                     cultural landscape. Using psychoanalytic theory as his guide while inflecting it with insights from both film theory and                     queer theory, Brett Farmer moves beyond this cliché to develop an innovative exploration of gay spectatorship. The                     result, Spectacular Passions, reveals how cinema has been engaged by gay men as a vital forum for “fantasmatic                     performance”—in this case, the production of specifically queer identities, practices, and pleasures.


 ​The Boys in the Band

                    December 12th, 2016
                    ASIN B01MT910WI

                    The Boys in the Band’s debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture                     in Manhattan. Based on Mart Crowley’s hit Off-Broadway play from 1968, the film’s two-hour running time approximates                     real time, unfolding at a birthday party attended by nine men whose language, clothing, and behavior evoke a range of                     urban gay “types.” Although various popular critics, historians, and film scholars over the years have offered cursory                     acknowledgment of the film’s importance, more substantive research and analysis have been woefully lacking. The film’s                     neglect among academics belies a rich and rewarding object of study. 

 Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?

                    October 1st, 1994
                    ISBN 0944019161 (ISBN13: 9780944019160)
                    You know the movie career of this giant of a man. Now you may go behind the walls of his Beverly Hills home and learn                     about his private life. Since Randolph Scott never gave interviews, this has been the only opportunity to date to be                     informed about things never before revealed.In this book: see many never-before-seen personal photographs right out of                     the Scott family photo album; learn what Chris experienced growing up during those glamour years with his famous                     father in Hollywood; learn which hobbies and interests occupied Mr. Scott's leisure time; experience Randolph Scott's                     unique sense of humor and learn of his association with Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Dwight Eisenhower, Fred Astaire, Billy                     Graham, and others. Also included: the films of Randolph Scott -- a complete listing of all 100 movie appearances. 

Bigger Than Life: The History of Gay Porn Cinema from Beefcake to Hardcore
                    May 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 0786720107 (ISBN13: 9780786720101)

                    Hardcore porn—both the straight and gay varieties—entered mainstream American culture in the 1970s as the sexual                     revolution swept away many of the cultural inhibitions and legal restraints on explicit sexual expression. The first porn                     movie ever to be reviewed by Variety, the entertainment industry’s leading trade journal, was Wakefield Poole’s Boys in                     the Sand (1971), a sexually-explicit gay movie shot on Fire Island with a budget of $4000. Moviegoers, celebrities and                     critics—both gay and straight—flocked to see Boys in the Sand when it opened in mainstream movie theaters in New                     York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Within a year, Deep Throat, a heterosexual hardcore feature opened to rave                     reviews and a huge box office—exceeding that of many mainstream Hollywood features.

 ​​​​The Complete Films of Vincent Price

                    June 1st, 2000
                    ISBN 0806516003 (ISBN13: 9780806516004)

                    Provides cast list, plot and information about each individual film, reviews, and quotes from other actors.

 ​The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

                    September 9th, 1993
                    ISBN 0415052599 (ISBN13: 9780415052597)

                    In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualized only as victim. In the Monstrous-Feminine                     Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the                     female reproductive body. With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy, The Exorcist                     and Psycho, Creed analyses the seven `faces of the monstrous-feminine: archaic mother, monstrous womb, vampire,                     witch, possessed body, monstrous mother and castrator. Her argument that man fears woman as castrator, rather than                     as castrated, questions not only Freudian theories of sexual difference but existing theories of spectatorship and                     fetishism, providing a provocative re-reading of classical and contemporary film and theoretical texts.

Cold War Femme: Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema
                    January 4th, 2011
                    ISBN 0822349477 (ISBN13: 9780822349471)

                    In his bestselling book The Grapevine: A Report on the Secret World of the Lesbian (1965), Jess Stearn announced that,                     contrary to the assumptions of many Americans, most lesbians appeared indistinguishable from other women. They                     could mingle “congenially in conventional society.” Some were popular sex symbols; some were married to unsuspecting                     husbands. Robert J. Corber contends that The Grapevine exemplified a homophobic Cold War discourse that portrayed                     the femme as an invisible threat to the nation. Underlying this panic was the widespread fear that college-educated                     women would reject marriage and motherhood as aspirations, weakening the American family and compromising the                     nation’s ability to defeat totalitarianism. Corber argues that Cold War homophobia transformed ideas about lesbianism in                     the United States. 

Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster
                    October 5th, 2016
                    ISBN13 9781626013131
                    Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster is the companion volume to Boze Hadleigh’s classic Hollywood Gays. In this                     rare and no-holds-barred collection of exclusive interviews with Hollywood icons from the Golden Age of movies and                     TV Dame Judith Anderson, Barbara Stanwyck, Capucine, Ann B. Davis, Nancy Kulp, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Moorehead,                     Edith Head, Patsy Kelly — among others—renowned entertainment journalist and historian Boze Hadleigh goes straight                     to the source and opens the film world’s closet door into the past, and brings this volume full circle to the present with                     new material.

Criminal Desires: Jean Genet and Cinema
                    September 15th, 2002
                    ISBN 1840680687 (ISBN13: 9781840680683)

                    Jean Genet, the French author notorious for his overt celebration of criminality and homosexuality, was also fascinated                     with cinema. His only film, Un Chant d'amour, made in 1950, was a poetic and sexually explicit visual paean to                     homosexual desire, the criminal impulse, and the power of the imagination. Banned on the grounds of obscenity, the film                     has since become a celebration of gay rights and freedom of expression, as well as being recognized as a masterpiece                     of underground cinema. Criminal Desires contains complete documentation of the making of Un Chant d'amour,                     including an illustrated shot-by-shot description, thematic analysis, and exhibition history.

 Short Film Variety Pack: Screenplays LGBT

                    April 10th, 2015
                    ASIN B00VYBZRQQ

                    This Variety Pack contains 9 Short Screenplays Written by Bea Schreiber, a Producer who runs her own company                     Blinking Dog Productions.

 ​​Tab Hunter - The Confidential Creation of a Film Star, Actors Biography, Film Stars

                    July 9th, 2018
                    ASIN B07FDJW5H2

                    Tab Hunter – was the first manufactured movie star created by Hollywood in the 1950’s movie golden age! Tab Hunter                     was also his great looks & approach to being a gay movie star. Learn all about Tab Hunter & rise to fame, plus, the great                     movies he acted in. The era is Hollywood, circa 1950, just before the end period of the Classic Movie Age. An                     outstandingly handsome youngster, still in his teens, he is "found by a top movie agent.

 ​Queer Cinema, the Film Reader

                    June 17th, 2004
                    ISBN 0415319870 (ISBN13: 9780415319874)

                    Queer Cinema, The Film Reader examines the relationship between cinematic representations of sexuality and their                     social, historical, and industrial contexts. Clearly divided into an introductory overview and four topic areas, the Reader                     explores how recent critical thinking has approached queer sexualities in relation to the cinema.

Farewell My Concubine: A Queer Film Classic
                    January 10th, 2010
                    ISBN 1551523620 (ISBN13: 9781551523620)

                    A Queer Film Classic: a consideration of Chen Kaige's acclaimed 1992 film set in the mid-twentieth century about two                     male Peking opera stars and the woman who comes between them, all set against the political turmoil of a China in                     transition. The film's treatment of gender performance and homosexuality was a first in Chinese cinema, and the subject                     of much controversy there. The movie, which helped to bring contemporary Chinese films onto the world stage, won the                     Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (the first Chinese film to do so), and it was nominated for an Academy Award for                     Best Foreign Language Film.

 Ultimate Guide to Lesbian & Gay Film and Video

                    July 15th, 1996
                    ISBN 1852423390 (ISBN13: 9781852423391)

                    Since 1977, the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has been at the forefront of lesbian and gay                     film culture. THE ULTIMATE GUIDE draws on the expertise and resources of this festival? the largest lesbian and gay                     media arts event in the world. With more than 2000 catalog entries, complemented with extensive film stills, short essays                     and reflections on the most important gay and lesbian films ever made, a distributor and subject index, a chapter on how                     to organize your own film/video festival, a directory of international gay & lesbian film festivals, a bibliography, and a                     filmmakers.

 ​The Lavender Screen: The Gay and Lesbian Films--Their Stars, Makers, Characters, and Critics

                    January 1st, 1993
                    ISBN 0806521996 (ISBN13: 9780806521992)

                    A lively record of the origins and evolution of films with gay and lesbian themes -- from the thirties, when they were few                     and far between, to their present proliferation. From Maedchen in Uniform in 1931 (now practically sedate, but a shocker                     when first released) to such current films as Philadelphia, Jeffrey, Heavenly Creatures, and Wilde, here are reviews,                     evaluations, and commentary about the director's attitude and public and critical response.

Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay
                    December 27th, 2005
                    ISBN 0743298152 (ISBN13: 9780743298155)

                    Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many                     readers and reviewers, "Brokeback Mountain" is her masterpiece. Now the major motion picture "Brokeback Mountain" is                     being hailed as equally masterful, with performances that are "the stuff of Hollywood history" "(The New York Times)."                     "Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay" offers readers insight into how this classic short story was turned into an                     award-winning screenplay and film. "Brokeback Mountain" was originally published in "The New Yorker." It won the                     National Magazine Award. It also won an O. Henry Prize. Included in this volume is Annie Proulx's haunting story about                     the difficult, dangerous love affair between a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy. 

Idol, Rock Hudson: The True Story of an American Film Hero
                    May 12th, 1986
                    ISBN 0394554892 (ISBN13: 9780394554891)

                    The biography of a legendary actor in Hollywood.

Hollywood Drag Movie & Video Guide: Drag Queens & Kings of the Screen
                    January 1st, 1998
                    ISBN 1889138061 (ISBN13: 9781889138060)

                    This is the first and only A-to-Z guide to male and female drag in the movies. It contains more than 1,000 listings                     covering 100 years of filmmaking. Each film entry includes release date, cast, running time and a review. For many                     years, on-screen drag has been a staple of mainstream cinema. 

 The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television

                    December 23rd, 2005
                    ISBN 1573442097 (ISBN13: 9781573442091)

                    How did Liberace’s costumes almost kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as “the best white                     cheerleader in Detroit?” For these answers and more, fans can dip into The Queer Encyclopedia of Film, Theater, and                     Popular Culture. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopedia of queer arts and culture, www.glbtq.com — which the                     Advocate dubbed “the Encyclopedia Brittaniqueer” — this may be the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean                     Cocteau jostle for space. 


 ​​​Rock Hudson

                    March 6th, 2015
                    ISBN 1844574644 (ISBN13: 9781844574643)

                    How did Rock Hudson become the quintessentially rugged masculine star of 1950s and 60s Hollywood, despite his                     private life as a promiscuous gay man? In this essential critical guide to Hudson's career, John Mercer reassesses his                     star persona and performance style to reveal a more complex star identity than has hitherto been understood.

 ​​Queering Teen Culture: All-American Boys and Same-Sex Desire in Film and Television

                    May 24th, 2006
                    ISBN 1560233494 (ISBN13: 9781560233497)

                    Why did Fonzie hang around with all those high school boys? Is the overwhelming boy-meets-girl content of popular teen                     movies, music, books, and TV just a cover for an undercurrent of same-sex desire? From the 1950s to the present,                     popular culture has involved teenage boys falling for, longing over, dreaming about, singing to, and fighting over, teenage                     girls. But Queering Teen Culture analyzes more than 200 movies and TV shows to uncover who Frankie Avalon's                     character was really in love within those beach movies and why Leif Garrett became a teen idol in the 1970s. In Top 40                     songs, teen magazines, movies, TV soap operas and sitcoms, teenagers are defined by their pubescent "discovery" of                     the opposite sex, universally and without exception. 

 ​​Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys

                    October 1st, 2012
                    ISBN 0231163134 (ISBN13: 9780231163132)

                    Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys illustrates queer cinematic aesthetics by highlighting key films                     that emerged at historical turning points throughout the twentieth century. Barbara Mennel traces the representation of                     gays and lesbians from the sexual liberation movements of the roaring 1920s in Berlin to the Stonewall Rebellion in New                     York City and the emergence of queer activism and film in the early 1990s. She explains early tropes of queerness, such                     as the boarding school or the vampire, and describes the development of camp from 1950s Hollywood to underground                     art of the late 1960s in New York City.

Forbidden Love: A Queer Film Classic
                    December 29th 2015
                    ISBN 1551526085 (ISBN13: 9781551526089)

                    A Queer Film Classic on the 1992 feature documentary on lesbian experience from the 1940s to the 1960s as seen                     through the lens of lesbian pulp fiction. This award-winning movie became the most popular ever produced by the                     National Film Board of Canada, and became emblematic of the bold new queer cinema of the early 1990s. In 2014, the                     NFB re-released the film in a digitally remastered version.

Now You See It: Studies on Lesbian and Gay Film

                    December 12th, 1990
                    ISBN 0415035562 (ISBN13: 9780415035569)

                    Now You See It, Richard Dyer's groundbreaking study of films by and about lesbians and gay men, examines familiar                     titles such as Girls in Uniform, Un Chant d'Amour, and Word Is Out, in their lesbian/gay context as well as bringing to                     light many other forgotten but remarkable films. Each film is examined in detail in relation to both film type and tradition                     and the sexual subculture in which it was made.

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing: A Queer Film Classic
                    December 23rd, 2014
                    ISBN 155152564X (ISBN13: 9781551525648)

                    A Queer Film Classic on Canadian director Patricia Rozema's I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, her quirky and hopeful                     first feature film which made its premiere at Cannes and won its Prix de la jeunesse. Presented as a "videotaped                     confession," it tells the story of Polly Vandersma, an unpretentious and introverted young woman who takes photographs                     as a hobby and works as a personal assistant to an elegant and sophisticated, but unsatisfied, art gallery director,                     Gabrielle St. Peres, whom she worships. This book presents a new close textual analysis of Mermaids that places this                     complex yet teachable film unquestionably within the global queer film canon while uncovering many of its complexities.

 ​Strangers on a Train: A Queer Film Classic

                    November 13th, 2012
                    ISBN 1551524821 (ISBN13: 9781551524825)

                    This Queer Film Classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters                     (played by Farley Granger and Robert Walker). It builds on the question of the sexuality the film puts on view, not to ask                     whether either character is gay so much as to explore the queer relations between sexuality and murder and the strong                     antisocial impulses those relations represent. The book also includes a look at the making of the film and the critical                     controversies over Hitchcock's representations of male homosexuality.

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Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969
                    October 15th, 2001
                    ISBN 0670030171 (ISBN13: 9780670030170)

                    William Mann's Behind the Screen is a thoughtful and eye-opening look at the totality of the gay experience in studio-era                     Hollywood. Much has been written about how gays have been portrayed in the movies but no book -- until now -- has                     looked at their influence behind the screen. Whether out of or in the closet, gays and lesbians have from the very                     beginning played a significant role in shaping Hollywood. Gay actors were among the earliest matinee idols and gay                     directors have long been among the most popular and commercially successful filmmakers. In fact, gay set and costume                     designers created the very look of Hollywood. 

 Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic

                    October 18th, 2013
                    ISBN 1551525194 (ISBN13: 9781551525198)

                    This latest addition to the Queer Film Classics series pays tribute to Paris Is Burning, Jennie Livingston's brilliant and                     award-winning 1991 documentary that captures the energy, ambition, wit, and struggle of African American and Latino                     participants in the 1980s New York drag ball scene. This book contextualizes the film within the longer history of drag                     balls, the practices of documentary, the fervor of the culture wars, and issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies
                    May 1st, 2012
                    ISBN 080145008X (ISBN13: 9780801450082)

                    Between 1942 and 1958, J. Edgar Hoover’s Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a sweeping and sustained                     investigation of the motion picture industry to expose Hollywood’s alleged subversion of “the American Way” through its                     depiction of social problems, class differences, and alternative political ideologies. FBI informants (their names still                     redacted today) reported to Hoover’s G-men on screenplays and screenings of such films as Frank Capra’s It’s a                     Wonderful Life (1946), noting that “this picture deliberately maligned the upper class attempting to show that people who                     had money were mean and despicable characters.” The FBI’s anxiety over this film was not unique; it extended to a wide                     range of popular and critical successes, including The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946),                     Crossfire (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954).

Montgomery Clift: A Biography

                    January 1st, 1978
                    ISBN 0879101350 (ISBN13: 0073999710557)

                    Because of Bosworth's artistry, her ability to choose the right details, and her own immersion in the subject...this book is                     an excursion into a life. -New York Times Book Review It stands as the definitive work on the gifted, haunted actor.

 Out at the Movies: A History of Gay Cinema

                    December 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 1842432915 (ISBN13: 9781842432914)

                    Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance.                     Politicized dramas like Victim in the 1960s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 1970s, and the AIDS cinema of the 1980s                     have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay lifestyles. Gay films have undergone a major                     shift from the fringe to the mainstream—2005’s Academy Awards were dubbed "the gay Oscars" with statues going to                     Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica.

James Dean: Gay Icon and Rebel for All Seasons
                    November 13th, 2013
                    ASIN B00AQAFA2

                    MAiden Veram (bestselling author of "The Enigma of Marilyn Monroe" and "Behind Closed Doors") provides this                     insightful perspective on James Dean, a movie star of the 1950's whose untimely death made him a global icon of youth                     rebelliousness and angst. While great actors transformed the way actors acted, James Dean revolutionized the way                     people thought and lived. In the 21st century, he continues to impact our discourses.

 Out at the Movies: A History of Gay Cinema

                    December 1st, 2008
                    ASIN B013EU2DCU

                    New updated edition. Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to                     emancipation to acceptance. Politicized dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS                     cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have                     undergone a major shift, from the fringe to the mainstream and 2005's Academy Awards were dubbed "the Gay Oscars"                     with gongs going to Brokeback Mountain, Capote and Transamerica.

Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video
                    November 1st, 1994
                    ISBN 0452276276 (ISBN13: 9780452276277)

                    This unique guide is a revealing, comprehensive and entertaining reference source that uncovers vast and previously                     unknown contributions by lesbians and gay men to the entertainment industry. With more than 3,000 reviews and 200                     biographies, this encyclopedia is fully indexed and cross-referenced.

 The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers

                    May 1st, 2007
                    ISBN 1551522209 (ISBN13: 9781551522203)

                    The history of gay and lesbian cinema is a storied one and became that much larger with the recent success of                     Brokeback Mountain. But the history of gay and lesbian filmmakers is its own story. In The View From Here, queer                     directors and screenwriters speak passionately about the medium, in particular their personal experiences navi-gating                     the often cynical and cruel film industry. All of them offer fascinating anecdotes and ideas about cinema and speak                     candidly about their attempts to combat studio apathy and demands of “the market” to create films that are entertaining,                     engaging, and truthful.

 ​Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in Film

                    December 27th, 1992
                    ISBN 0140231005 (ISBN13: 9780140231007)

                    A revelatory survey of lesbian identity in film--from the crossdressing stars like Garbo, Dietrich, and Hepburn to the                     vampire movies of the late '60s, Silkwood and The Color Purple. With wit and political acumen, Weiss reveals the                     concealed world of a host of movies both popular and forgotten. 160 photos.

 ​Queer Movie Medievalisms

                    July 15th, 2009
                    ISBN 0754675920 (ISBN13: 9780754675921)

                    How is history even possible, since it involves recapturing a past already lost? It is through this urge to understand, feel                     and experience, that films based on medieval history are made. They attempt to re-create the past but can only do so                     through a queer re-visioning that inevitably replicates modernity. In these mediations between past and present, history                     becomes misty, and so, too, do constructions of gender and sexuality leading to the impossibility of heterosexuality, or of                     any sexuality, predicated upon cinematic medievalism. "Queer Movie Medievalisms" is the first book of its kind to grapple                     with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut                     assumptions about sexuality throughout time.

Celluloid Gaze
                    August 1st, 2004
                    ISBN 0879109718 (ISBN13: 9780879109714)

                    Interviews with six men from the world of film and entertainment - actors Sal Mineo and Rock Hudson; directors George                     Cukor, Luchino Visconti, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder; and designer, photographer, and author Cecil Beaton. Their                     remarkably frank conversations with Hadleigh reveal much about their lives and careers - and how their homosexuality                     affected both.

 Queer Pollen: White Seduction, Black Male Homosexuality, and the Cinematic

                    February 15th, 2011
                    ISBN 0252077873 (ISBN13: 9780252077876)

                    Queer Pollen discusses three notable black queer twentieth century artists--painter and writer Richard Bruce Nugent,                     author James Baldwin, and filmmaker Marlon Riggs--and the unique ways they turned to various media to work through                     their experiences living as queer black men. David A. Gerstner elucidates the complexities in expressing queer black                     desire through traditional art forms such as painting, poetry, and literary prose, or in the industrial medium of cinema.                     This challenge is made particularly sharp when the terms "black" and "homosexuality" come freighted with white                     ideological conceptualizations.

A Hollywood Gay Narrative on Twinks and the Adult Film Landscape
                    November 18th, 2019
                    ASIN B081Q6RCJ7

                    Aiden Veram takes the reader on a roller-coaster read of gay adult-content films and its symbiotic relationship with                     Hollywood and mainstream feature films. In recent times, ‘twink’ has been used as a label to refer to straight young                             Hollywood actors who share the attractive, slim, hairless characteristics. The fact that the hetero community wants to                     adopt the ‘twink’ label to describe highly talented, handsome, industrious and creative actors is indeed a compliment to                     the gay narrative. Sensitive readers may find some of the images and text disturbing.

Bike Boys, Drag Queens, and Superstars: Avant-Garde, Mass Culture, and Gay Identities in the 1960s Underground Cinema
                    March 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 025321033X (ISBN13: 9780253210333)

                    Beginning with the intellectual and institutional history, and the cultural politics, of American underground cinema, this                     work moves to the filmmakers' work - Anger's taste for ornamentation, stylistic excess, and hot-rod and motor-cycle                     subcultures; Smith's interest in 1920s and 40s movie glamour and decaying urban landscapes.

 Queer Images

                    October 6th, 2005
                    ISBN 0742519724 (ISBN13: 9780742519725)

                    From Thomas Edison's first cinematic experiments to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters, Queer Images chronicles                     the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer sexualities over one hundred years of American film. The most                     up-to-date and comprehensive book of its kind, it explores not only the ever-changing images of queer characters                     onscreen, but also the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences. Queer Images surveys a                     wide variety of films, individuals, and subcultures, including the work of discreetly homosexual filmmakers during                     Hollywood's Golden Age.

Frightening the Horses: The Rise and Rise of Gay Cinema
                    April 1st, 2002
                    ISBN 1903111102 (ISBN13: 9781903111109)

                    Frightening the Horses is a celebration of gay cinema, from the “undercover” icons of the 40s and 50s, and the sexual                     revolution of the 60s and 70s, to the more explicit films of the last 30 years. It embraces all gay and gay–themed                     movies as well as the subtexts, the in–jokes, and the coded messages that run through film–world culture. Chapters                     include: Forbidden Topics, Circumventing the Censor, Gay Icons, Public Versus Private Lives, and Out of the Closet, and                     extended treatment is given to cult stars like James Dean, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves,                     and Madonna. 

Milk: The Shooting Script

                    November 4th, 2008
                    ISBN 1557048274 (ISBN13: 9781557048271)

                    His life changed history. His courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of                     Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a                     victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey                     Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death                     in1978, a hero for all Americans.              

 ​​The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies

                    July 1st, 1981
                    ISBN 0060961325 (ISBN13: 9780060961329)

                    Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "an impressive study" and written with incisive wit and searing perception--the                     definitive, highly acclaimed landmark work on the portrayal of homosexuality in film.

New Queer Cinema

                    June 3rd, 2004
                    ISBN 0813534852 (ISBN13: 9780813534855)

                    New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader provides a definitive and highly readable guide to the development of this                     important and controversial film movement. The volume is divided into four sections: defining “new queer cinema,”                     assessing its filmmakers, examining geographic and national differences, and theorizing spectatorship. Chapters                     address the work of pivotal directors (such as Todd Haynes and Gregg Araki) and salient films (including Paris is Burning                     and Boys Don’t Cry), as well as unconventional and non-Anglo-American work (experimental filmmaking and third world                     cinema). With a critical eye to its uneasy relationship to the mainstream, New Queer Cinema explores the aesthetic,                     sociocultural, political, and, necessarily, commercial investments of the movement. 

 ​The Queer Movie Poster Book

                    August 12th, 2004
                    ISBN 0811842614 (ISBN13: 9780811842617)

                    Films about "the love that dare not speak its name" have been around for decades, but only recently have they formed                     an out-and-proud genre. In the first overview of its kind, The Queer Movie Poster Book traces the history of gay film                     through its posters and promotional art. Sometimes alluring, sometimes lurid, often coded, the posters speak volumes                     about the social mores of the times and the struggle for queer identity. Historian Jenni Olson includes over 150 posters --                     from Wallace Beery drag follies to the latest indy productions -- which showcase the varied spectrum of queer cinema.

Now You See It: Studies on Lesbian and Gay Film
                    December 12th 1990
                    ISBN 0415035562 (ISBN13: 9780415035569)

                    Now You See It, Richard Dyer's groundbreaking study of films by and about lesbians and gay men, examines familiar                     titles such as Girls in Uniform, Un Chant d'Amour, and Word Is Out, in their lesbian/gay context as well as bringing to                     light many other forgotten but remarkable films. Each film is examined in detail in relation to both film type and tradition                     and the sexual subculture in which it was made.

In the Company of Women: Contemporary Female Friendship Films
                    August 1st, 1998
                    ISBN 0816631786 (ISBN13: 9780816631780)

                    Examining the female friendship film since the 1970s and setting it against older films of the 1930s and 1940s, such as                     Mildred Pierce and Stella Dallas, Karen Hollinger studies the character of the films themselves and how they speak to                     female viewers. She argues that while many of these films initially seem to affirm the power of female friendship and                     reject traditional images of women, most of them ultimately fall back on conventional feminine roles. Hollinger argues                     that the female friendship film, by attempting to assimilate into the mainstream, uses ideas from the women's movement,                     like female autonomy and sisterhood, that are particularly susceptible to compromise. 

 ​Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

                    June 16th, 2019
                    ISBN 0252084241 (ISBN13: 9780252084249)

                    In Queer Timing, Susan Potter offers a counter-history that reorients accepted views of lesbian representation and                     spectatorship in early cinema. Potter sees the emergence of lesbian figures as only the most visible but belated outcome                     of multiple sexuality effects. Early cinema reconfigured older erotic modalities, articulated new--though incoherent--                    sexual categories, and generated novel forms of queer feeling and affiliation. Potter draws on queer theory, silent film                     historiography, feminist film analysis, and archival research to provide an original and innovative analysis. Taking a                     conceptually oriented approach, she articulates the processes of filmic representation and spectatorship that reshaped,                     marginalized, or suppressed women's same-sex desires and identities. 

 ​​​​​Screening the Sexes

                    January 1st, 1972
                    ISBN 030680543X (ISBN13: 9780306805431)

                    Parker Tyler (1904-1974) was a noted American film critic, and this text is regarded as his most significant work. Devoted                     to homosexuality in films, it aims to look beyond the obvious and to observe the psychology of sex roles, at the same                     time recognizing film as the realm of contemporary mythology. Tyler was once described as one of the most consistently                     interesting and provocative writers on film that America has produced, well-informed.

Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film

                    November 15th, 1997
                    ISBN 0719044731 (ISBN13: 9780719044731)

                    Monster in the Closet is a history of the horrors film that explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural                     history of homosexuality in America. Drawing on a wide variety of films and primary source materials including                     censorship files, critical reviews, promotional materials, fanzines, men's magazines, and popular news weeklies, the                     book examines the historical figure of the movie monster in relation to various medical, psychological, religious and                     social models of homosexuality. While recent work within gay and lesbian studies has explored how the genetic tropes of                     the horror film intersect with popular culture's understanding of queerness, this is the first book to examine how the                     concept of the monster queer has evolved from era to era. From the gay and lesbian sensibilities encoded into the form                     and content of the classical Hollywood horror film, to recent films which play upon AIDS-related fears. 


Montreal Main: A Queer Film Classic

                    November 30th, 2010
                    ISBN 1551523647 (ISBN13: 9781551523644)

                    A Queer Film Classic: this brilliant 1974 Canadian cinema verité film, set in Montreal's bohemian neighborhood "The                     Main" and hailed at its Whitney Museum debut, is a fascinating take on social mores and relationships in the 1970s and                     a twentysomething photographer's attraction for the teenaged son of acquaintances.

Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community
                    November 15th, 2016
                    ISBN 1783205962 (ISBN13: 9781783205967)

                    Cinema has long played a major role in the formation of community among marginalized groups, and this book details                     that process for gay men in Sydney, Australia from the 1950s to the present. Scott McKinnon builds the book from a                     variety of sources, including film reviews, media reports, personal memoirs, oral histories, and a striking range of films,                     all deployed to answer the question of understanding cinema-going as a moment of connection to community and                     identity—how the experience of seeing these films and being part of an audience helped to build a community among                     the gay men of Sydney in the period.

 Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

                    January 28th, 1978
                    ISBN 0912078618 (ISBN13: 9780912078618)

Law of Desire: A Queer Film Classic

                    October 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1551522624 (ISBN13: 9781551522623)
                    The film Law of Desire is a grand tale of love, lust, and amnesia featuring three main characters: a gay film director                     (played by Eusebio Poncela); his sister, an actress who was once his brother (Carmen Maura); and a repressed,                     obsessive stalker (a young Antonio Banderas). In the twenty-plus years since its first release, Law of Desire has been                     acknowledged as redefining the way in which cinema can portray the difficult affective relationships between                                         homosexuality, gender, and sex. Taking his cue from the golden age of Latin American, American, and European                     melodrama, Almodóvar created a sentimental yet hard-edged film that believes in the utopian possibilities for new                     relationships that redeem people from their despair. ​

C.R.A.Z.Y.: A Queer Film Classic
                    November 10th, 2015
                    ISBN 1551526107 (ISBN13: 9781551526102)

                    A Queer Film Classic on the 2005 film debut by French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée (best known for Dallas                     Buyers Club and Wild), about a young gay man who struggles to find his sense of self amidst a "crazy" family of four                     brothers and a homophobic father who seeks to cure him. The film won a best picture Genie Award (Canada's version of                     the Oscars) in 2006.

 Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability

                    October 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 0253213452 (ISBN13: 9780253213457)

                    Lesbian characters, stories, and images were barred from onscreen depiction in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the                     1960s, together with all forms of "sex perversion." Looking at the lure of some of the great female stars and at the visual                     coding of supporting actresses, the book identifies lesbian spectatorial strategies.

 ​Trash: A Queer Film Classic

                    October 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1551522616 (ISBN13: 9781551522616)

                    The film Trash is a down-and-out domestic melodrama about a decidedly eccentric couple: Joe, an impotent junkie                     (played by Warhol film regular Joe Dallesandro), and Holly, Joe's feisty and sexually frustrated girlfriend (played by trans                     Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn). Joe is the hunky yet passive center around whom proud Holly orbits; while Morrissey                     intended to show that "there's no difference between a person using drugs and a piece of refuse," Woodlawn's incredible                     turn reverses his logic: she makes trash as precious as human beings. The book examines the film in the context of                     Morrissey and Warhol's legendary partnership, with a special focus on Woodlawn's acclaimed performance.

Gods and Monsters: A Queer Film Classic
                    October 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1551522632 (ISBN13: 9781551522630)
                    Gods and Monsters, one of three inaugural titles in Arsenal Pulp Press' new film book series Queer Film Classics, deals                     with the acclaimed 1998 film about openly gay film director James Whale, best known for the Frankenstein films of the                     1930s. Written and directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), Gods and Monsters stars Ian McKellen as Whale in the final                     days of his life during the 1950s. Moving from the slums of Britain in the early twentieth century to the new era of                     "talkies" in Hollywood and beyond, Gods and Monsters trains a gay eye on the historical events that helped shape                     Whale and his films. 

 Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star

                    October 14th, 2005
                    ISBN 1565125487 (ISBN13: 9781565125483)

                    The young boy's name was Tab Hunter—a made-up name, of course, a Hollywood name—and it was his time. Stardom                     didn't come overnight, although it seemed that way. In fact, the fame came first, when his face adorned hundreds of                     magazine covers; the movies, the studio contract, the name in lights—all that came later. For Tab Hunter was a true                     product of Hollywood, a movie star created from a stable boy, a shy kid made even more so by the way his                                         schoolmates both girls and boys—reacted to his beauty, by a mother who provided for him in every way except                     emotionally, and by a secret that both tormented him and propelled him forward.

Male Bisexuality in Current Cinema

                    December 22nd, 2010
                    ISBN 0786461608 (ISBN13: 9780786461608)

                    In recent decades, male bisexuality has become a recurring topic in international cinema, as filmmakers and their works                     challenge our ideas about sexual freedom and identity. In all of these films, more than a dozen of which are covered                     here, bisexuality is treated both as an actual practice and a complex metaphor for a number of things, including the need                     to adapt to changing environments, the questioning of rigidly traditional male roles and identities, the breakdown and                     regeneration of the structures of families, the limitations of monogamy, and the stubborn affirmation of romantic love.

Daughters of Desire: Lesbian Representations in Film
                    March 1st, 1998
                    ISBN 0304333824 (ISBN13: 9780304333820)

                    Shameem Kabir explores lesbians in film from early representations to contemporary ones, spanning sixty years and                     over twenty films. Concentrating on lesbian desire and subtext, Kabir draws on films such as Queen Christina, The                     Killing of Sister George, Rebecca, The Hunger, Desperately Seeking Susan, When Night is Falling, Go Fish, The Color                     Purple and Thelma and Louise. She details their narratives in conjunction with an examination of different spectating                     positions and new syntheses of filmic languages.

 Open Secret: Gay Hollywood--1928-1998

                    September 16th, 1998
                    ISBN 0688153178 (ISBN13: 9780688153175)

                    Hollywood isn't just a place or an industry -- it's a fantasy that unfolds in the minds of moviegoers the world over. And                     talking about "who's gay in Hollywood" has always been the most socially acceptable way of talking about homosexuality                     period. But times have changed for gays and lesbians inside Hollywood and in the culture at large. Ellen DeGeneres                     "came out" to a world quite different from the one that allowed Marlene Dietrich to "stay in." And while Rupert Everett                     may be called "the gay Cary Grant," the real Cary Grant would never have described himself as gay -- even though he                     was. So what has it meant to be gay in Hollywood, not just as a star but behind the scenes as well? How homosexual                     actors and actresses came to define straight America's sexual self-image is only one of the paradoxical and provocative                     questions explored in Open Secret, a revealing cultural chronicle of gay Hollywood.

Hollywood Gays: Conversations With: Cary Grant, Liberace, Tony Perkins, Paul Lynde, Cesar Romero, Randolph Scott...
                    August 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 1569800839 (ISBN13: 9781569800836)

                    Helps blow the cover off the gilded cage. It opens the closet door for a look at, and conversation with, ten gay men of the                     silver screen.

Death in Venice: A Queer Film Classic
                    November 15th, 2011
                    ISBN 155152418X (ISBN13: 9781551524184)

                    A Queer Film Classic on Luchino Visconti's lyrical and controversial 1971 film based on Thomas Mann's novel about a                     middle-aged man (played by Dirk Bogarde) vacationing in Venice who becomes obsessed with a youth staying at the                     same hotel as a wave of cholera descends upon the city. The book analyzes its cultural impact and provides a vivid                     portrait of the director, an ardent Communist and grand provocateur.

Lesbian Cinema after Queer Theory

                    April 1st, 2019
                    ISBN 147443536X (ISBN13: 9781474435369)

                    The unprecedented increase in lesbian representation over the past two decades has, paradoxically, coincided with                     queer theory's radical transformation of the study of sexuality. In Lesbian Cinema after Queer Theory, Clara Bradbury-                    Rance argues that this contradictory context has yielded new kinds of cinematic language through which to give desire                     visual form. By offering close readings of key contemporary films such as Blue Is the Warmest Color, Water Lilies and                     Carol alongside a broader filmography encompassing over 300 other films released between 1927 and 2018, the book                     provokes new ways of understanding a changing field of representation. Bradbury-Rance resists charting a narrative of                     representational progress or shoring up the lesbian's categorization in the newly available terms of the visible. 

L.A. Plays Itself/Boys in the Sand: A Queer Film Classic

                    October 20th, 2014
                    ISBN 1551525623 (ISBN13: 9781551525624)

                    A Queer Film Classic on two groundbreaking gay arthouse porn films from 1972, both examples of the growing                     liberalization of social attitudes toward sex and homosexuality in post-Stonewall America. Where Fred Halsted's Boys in                     the Sand is a frothy romp at a gay beach resort community, Wakefield Poole's L.A. Plays Itself is a dark treatise on                     violence and urban squalor. Both films represent particular, polarizing moments in the early history of the gay movement.

Hollywood Androgyny
                    March 27th, 1985
                    ISBN 0231058349 (ISBN13: 9780231058346)
                    A renowned film scholar reveals the surprisingly frequent instances of cross-dressing, transvestism, and every kind of                     gender-bending in more than 250 films from Sylvia Scarlett to The Crying Game.

Hammer! Making Movies Out of Life and Sex
                    March 1st, 2010
                    ISBN 1558616128 (ISBN13: 9781558616127)

                    HAMMER! is the first book by influential filmmaker Barbara Hammer, whose life and work have inspired a generation of                     queer, feminist, and avant-garde artists and filmmakers. The wild days of non-monogamy in the 1970s, the development                     of a queer aesthetic in the 1980s, the fight for visibility during the culture wars of the 1990s, her search for meaning as                     she contemplates mortality in the past ten years—HAMMER! includes texts from these periods, new writings, and fully                     contextualized film stills to create a memoir as innovative and disarming as her work has always been.

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
                    February 14th, 2012
                    ISBN 0802120075 (ISBN13: 9780802120076)

                    Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywood's sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the                     major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that                     their stars' personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon,                     Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex,                     support, and affection to countless people.

 Transgender Cinema

                    March 1st, 2019
                    ISBN 081359734X (ISBN13: 9780813597348)

                    Transgender Cinema gives readers the big picture of how trans people have been depicted on screen. Beginning with a                     history of trans tropes in classic Hollywood cinema, from comic drag scenes in Chaplin’s The Masquerader to Garbo’s                     androgynous Queen Christina, and from psycho killer queers to The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s outrageous queen, it                     examines a plethora of trans portrayals that subsequently emerged from varied media outlets, including documentary                     films, television serials, and world cinema. Along the way, it analyzes milestones in trans representation, like The Crying                     Game, Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and A Fantastic Woman.

 ​​​​Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall

                    November 21st, 2002
                    ISBN 0415923298 (ISBN13: 9780415923293)

                    Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of                     what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the                     Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay and lesbian lives have shaped the Big Screen.                     Spanning popular American cinema from the 1900s until today, distinguished film historian Richard Barrios presents a                     rich, compulsively readable analysis of how Hollywood has used and depicted gays and the mixed signals it has given                     us: Marlene in a top hat, Cary Grant in a negligee, a pansy cowboy in The Dude Wrangler. 

How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video
                    July 1st, 1991
                    ISBN 0941920208 (ISBN13: 9780941920209)

                    Six original essays lead us to rethink what constitutes queer vision and visibility; an invaluable contribution to gay and                     lesbian studies.

Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall
                    November 21st 2002
0415923298 (ISBN13: 9780415923293)
                    Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of ​                    what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the ​                    Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay and lesbian lives have shaped the Big Screen. ​​                                 Spanning popular American cinema from the 1900s until today, distinguished film historian Richard Barrios presents a ​                    rich, compulsively readable analysis of how Hollywood has used and depicted gays and the mixed signals it has given ​                    us.

 Vincent Price, His Movies, His Plays, His Life

                    January 1st, 1978
                    ISBN 0385115946 (ISBN13: 9780385115940)

                    An American actor well-known for his roles in spine-chillers describes his life, his career in the theater and movies, and                     his interest in the arts.

 ​​Witch Hunt in Hollywood: McCarthyism's War on Tinseltown

                    April 28th, 2008
                    ISBN13: 9781906779092

                    This is the story of how the politicians took Tinseltown to task in the late 1940s and 1950s. As the Cold War with the                     Soviet Union began in earnest, the search for Reds under the bed, later led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, was felt most                     keenly in Hollywood where the investigations were carried out under the full glare of the flashlights. Painstakingly                     researched and drawing on numerous exclusive interviews, the book charts the generation of actors who found their                     livelihood ruined by being blacklisted and the writers forced to hire fronts to continue to work; it reveals how Arthur Miller                     was offered the chance to have his hearing dropped in return for a photo-opportunity with Marilyn Monroe; and how Kirk                     Douglas s naming of Dalton Trumbo as the writer of Spartacus signaled the end of this extraordinary era. Witch Hunt in                     Hollywood is the definitive account of how political paranoia shaped cinema for a decade. 

 ​Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star

                    February 1st, 1998
                    ISBN 0140275681 (ISBN13: 9780140275681)

                    In 1930 William Haines was Hollywood's number-one box-office draw--a talented, handsome, romantic lead. Offscreen,                     he was openly gay. This bestselling biography captures the rich gay subculture of Hollywood before the Production                     Code--before studio intimidation led to the establishment of the Hollywood closet. Alone among his contemporaries, Billy                     Haines (1900-1973) refused to compromise and was ultimately booted out by Louis B. Mayer. Forced to give up acting,                     Haines went on to become a top interior designer to the stars and to clients such as Nancy Reagan. By his side through                     it all was his lover, Jimmie Shields; their fifty-year relationship led their best friend, Joan Crawford, to call them the                     "happiest married couple in Hollywood." 

 Word is Out: A Queer Film Classic

                    December 6th, 2011
                    ISBN 1551524201 (ISBN13: 9781551524207)

                    A Queer Film Classic on the groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiles the lives of gay men and lesbians of                     different ages, races, and backgrounds, and played a role in the then-nascent struggle for gay rights (being released at                     the same time as Anita Bryant waged her anti-gay campaign in Florida). Greg Youmans is a scholar, maker, and                     programmer of queer film and video. Arsenal's Queer Film Classics series cover some of the most important and                     influential films about and by LGBTQ people.

 ​Zero Patience: A Queer Film Classic

                    November 15th, 2011
                    ISBN 1551524228 (ISBN13: 978155152422)

                    A Queer Film Classic on John Greyson's controversial 1993 film musical about the AIDS crisis which combines                     experimental, camp musical, and documentary aesthetics while refuting the legend of Patient Zero, the male flight                     attendant accused in Randy Shilts' book And the Band Played On of bringing the AIDS crisis to North America. Wendy                     Gay Pearson and Susan Knabe both teach in the women's studies and Feminist Research department at the University                     of Western Ontario. Arsenal's Queer Film Classics series cover some of the most important and influential films about                     and by LGBTQ people.

 The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema

                    April 4th, 2000
                    ISBN 0822324687 (ISBN13: 9780822324683)

                    For more than twenty years, film critic, teacher, activist, and fan Thomas Waugh has been writing about queer movies.                     As a member of the Jump Cut collective and contributor to the Toronto-based gay newspaper the Body Politic, he                     emerged in the late 1970s as a pioneer in gay film theory and criticism, and over the next two decades solidified his                     reputation as one of the most important and influential gay film critics. The Fruit Machine—a collection of Waugh’s                     reviews and articles originally published in gay community tabloids, academic journals, and anthologies—charts the                     emergence and maturation of Waugh’s critical sensibilities while lending an important historical perspective to the growth                     of film theory and criticism as well as queer moviemaking.

 ​​​The Cinema of Todd Haynes: All That Heaven Allows

                    July 1st, 2006
                    ISBN 1904764770 (ISBN13: 9781904764779)

                    Todd Haynes has emerged from the trenches of independent American film in the 1990s to become one of the twenty-                    first century's most audacious filmmakers. In a series of smart, informative essays, this book traces his career from its                     roots in New Queer Cinema to the Oscar-nominated Far from Heaven (2002). Along the way, it covers such landmark                     films as Poison (1991), Safe (1995), and Velvet Goldmine (1998). Contributors look at these films from a variety of                     angles, including his debts to the avant-garde and such noted precursors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder; his adventurous                     uses of melodrama; and his incisive portrayals of contemporary life.

Arabian Nights: A Queer Film Classic
                    December 27th 2016
                    ISBN 1551526662 (ISBN13: 9781551526669)
                    A Queer Film Classic on 1974’s Arabian Nights by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the controversial Italian director who was                     murdered under mysterious circumstances in 1975. Already internationally distinguished as a poet, novelist, and                     outspoken social critic of the postwar period, Pasolini turned to filmmaking around 1960. In little more than a decade, he                     produced one of the most remarkable bodies of work in cinema history, beginning with his early film-portraits of the                     struggles of underclass youths and extending through his adaptations of such sacred or mythic narratives as the stories                     of Oedipus and Medea and the Gospel of St. Matthew.