Monday, August 20, 2012

Intro by George Chauncey and Ronald Gregg! Please note: Anthony Goicolea will not be able to attend as previously announced.

35mm print Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 thriller about two “best friends” hosting a dinner party for a man they’ve already murdered and hidden in the room is famous for being shot in a series of long takes, creating a fascinating mixture of play and film. But Hitchcock also pushed the envelope by casting two actors he knew were gay – John Dall and Farley Granger – to play the two leads, who were based on famed gay killers Leopold and Loeb. The coded Pre-Stonewall portrayal fascinated our guest tonight, the acclaimed photographer and artist Anthony Goicolea, who notes,  “They seemed, stylish, sophisticated, and intelligent. They were murderers you could look up to!”

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1948
  • Running Time 80 minutes
  • Director Alfred Hitchcock

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