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Hi Def Harris,
This review is from: This Sporting Life [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Excellent picture & sound on this blu ray of Lindsay Anderson's homoerotic kitchen sink classic.
Comes with a booklet, but extras are limited to photo galleries & a trailer
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Initial post: 7 Oct 2014 00:36:00 BDT
addison de witt says:
Why do you say that this film is homoerotic? There is one chararcter in it who is possibly more enthusiastic than he should be about the character brilliantly played by Richard Harris, but that's a very minor point, and isn't what the film is about at all.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2014 20:20:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Oct 2014 20:27:27 GMT
A film directed by a gay man concerning a man wearing guyliner most at home in a bath with other men ( who on ocassion refer to other men as 'love' ) who is repelled by the advances of a sexually dominant older woman ( Anne Weaver ) not homoerotic? There's far more to it than William Hartnell's character.
When I say it's 'homoerotic', I don't mean that the film is about gay men, I mean that the film has a homoerotic undercurrent or atmosphere. It's just there, as it is in other Lindsay Anderson films, most obviously in 'If'.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2014 09:31:52 GMT
BRYAN MCR says:
Love is a term used in a lot of areas in the north men to men. I live in Manchester area and have been addressed as such by hulking miners from Nottingham / Wigan / Yorkshire ,whilst fishing , believe me nothing gay about it.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2014 03:04:42 GMT
I live in Lancashire. It's not common these days to hear men address other men as 'love'. Nothing gay about it per se, but in the context of the film it reinforces what's already there- a distinctly lavender atmosphere. The writer of This Sporting Life, David Storey, wrote a novel published in 1963 called 'Radcliffe', at its heart is the sado-masochistic homosexual relationship between a sensitive, artistic man & a charismatic working-class married man.
The themes are there...whether some viewers either can't see them, choose not to or just don't pick up on them doesn't matter, the homoeroticism IS there in the film. I can see it, others can't.
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