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The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, History  |  November 1997 (USA)
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A film scrapbook, images, phrases from our past, hiding their meanings behind veils. Let's lift those veils, one by one, to find how images, at one time seeming innocent, have revealed, after decades, to have homosexual overtones.

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Filmmaker Mark Rappaport cleans out the proverbial closet of Hollywood and film history and unearths a veritable treasure of homo-erotic and gay subliminal gems, including everything from comedies to westerns, film-noir to musicals, and everything in between. Host/narrator Dan Butler leads us through a fun, but extensively documented, exploration of gay film history, from subliminal subtext to clearly visible. Included are many film clips of classic films and golden age stars. Written by trivwhiz

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Even though this film is about gay subtexts or undercurrents in movies of the 1930s-1960s, there are no references or clips from movies which were specifically, or at least more overtly, about gay subject matter, even for comparison, such as Victim (1961), The Children's Hour (1961), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Staircase (1969), or Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), all of which were early mass market gay films. See more »

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3 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the problem with this movie is that it's just not made by anything like a filmmaker. I've never seen this guy's subsequent offerings but I really can't imagine anyone who started off making this amounting to hill of outtakes! anybody who really cares would not use little clips ending with them in freeze frame to stretch them out half a second! that in itself is a dead giveaway that this person should have his video equipment confiscated! Funny that my review isn't long enough but what else is there to say? I am told by IMDb I could be kicked off if I use "junk words" to round it out. Ironic when I just suggested MR should be barred from filmmaking. Instead it's probably the case that he will be welcome with open arms at the gay film festivals for all time.


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