Movie Cycles: Beach Party Movies (1963-1965)

In the 1960s, a new genre emerged, the “beach party movie,” whose ingredients included teenagers as heroes, surfing, the beach, some adults, thin plot line, and some music.

Dead Poets Society: Gay Cinema Draft

“Affecting performances from the young cast and a genuinely inspirational turn from Robin Williams grant Peter Weir’s prep school drama top honors.”[12] Solid, smart entertainment Dead Poets Society is far less about Keating than about some impressionable boys”. The film’s “middlebrow highmindedness”, When he mimics various actors reciting Shakespeare there was no clowning.  he reminded […]

Film Theory: Classify

In the 1970s, influential theories of spectatorship and representation. Metz on the film experience: Cinema retains something of “the sight of the primal scene.” Steven Heath: on Narrativity   Methods–McDonald (Avant-Garde Book) The 20 chapters in this book are arranged in a manner that reflects the dimensions of Each chpater provides an extended look at […]

Hollywood 2019: Younger and Younger

The film industry seems to be getting younger and younger in terms of the talent in front of the cameras. Consider Cole, who is now 27. The 2005 hit Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody could have turned Cole and his twin brother, Dylan, into matinee idols. In 2011, Sprouse enrolled […]

Movie Stars: Crawford, Joan–Legacy; Gay Icon

Crawford had a large following in the gay community. In Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography, the author explains that Crawford appeals to gay men because they sympathize with her struggle for success in both the entertainment industry and her personal life.