Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay at the Movies

By: Horrigan, Patrick E.

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[nice tight clean copy, slight bumping to bottom corners; jacket shows some wear at edges and corners, a couple of short tears at top of rear panel]. (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies) Series (B&W photographs) This autobiography "traces [the author's] development from childhood to gay male adulthood as a series of encounters, sometimes mournful, sometimes hysterically funny, with an unexpected handful of Hollywood movies from the 1960s and 1970s. Describing his favorite movies as if they told the story of his own life, Patrick Horrigan turns popular culture upside down and inside out. [The book] is a breakthrough in the annals of life writing and cultural criticism, a soulful, many-side exploration of what it has meant to be young, gay, and live within the mind-altering movie palace of American culture since Stonewall -- and now, within the deeper shadows of the AIDS epidemic."

Title: Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay at the Movies

Author: Horrigan, Patrick E.

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) Michael Perelman

Categories: Gay/Lesbian (Non-Fiction),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Madison, University of Wisconsin Press: (c.1999)

ISBN Number: 0-299-16160-9

ISBN Number 13: 9780299161606

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 13734

Keywords: Film Criticism Movies Homosexuality Autobiography Pennsylvania Catholicism