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Author Thomson, David, 1941- author.

Title Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire / David Thomson.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.4365 THO    In Transit +1 HOLD
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  791.43 THO    DUE 04-23-19
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.43 THO    DUE 04-30-19
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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, an original, seductive account of sexuality in the movies and of how actors and actresses on screen have fed our desire. Film can make us want things we can not have. But, while sometimes rapturous, the interaction of onscreen beauty and private desire speaks to a crisis in American culture, one that pits delusions of male supremacy against feminist awakening and the spirit of gay resistance. Combining criticism, his encyclopedic knowledge of film history, and memoir, David Thomson examines how film has found the fault lines in traditional masculinity and helped to point the way past it toward a more nuanced understanding of what it means to be a person desiring others. Ranging from advertising to pornography, Rudolph Valentino to Moonlight, Rock Hudson to Call Me By Your Name, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant to Phantom Thread, Thomson shows us the art and the artists we love under a new light. He illuminates the way in which film as art, entertainment, and business has been a polite cover for a kind of erotic séance. And he makes us see how the way we watch our movies is a kind of training for how we try to live.
Subject Men in motion pictures.
Machismo in motion pictures.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Women in motion pictures.
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