The Celluloid Closet Movie Review 1995

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Terrific documentary on how Hollywood films have depicted homosexual characters, subliminally and otherwise. Working chronologically and in an historical context, beginning with silent films, there are clips from more than 100 films, along with interviews from writers and actors. (Notable is writer Gore Vidal's comments on the gay subtext in 1959's "Ben-Hur"). Based on Vito Russo's 1981 book.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 102 minutes.

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Documentary, Film History, Gays, Lesbians
Armistead Maupin
Nancy Schreiber
Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Carter Burwell
Lily Tomlin
Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Howard Rosenman, Bernie Brillstein, Brad Grey, Sony Pictures Classics

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