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Cruising

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When William Friedkin’s psycho thriller Cruising was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival and hit cinemas worldwide in 1980 it was mainly misunderstood: the upcoming gay scene dismissed it ... More


Into the Labyrinth: The Immersive Soundscapes and Eerie Voices of Cruising

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the sound design and musical compositions in Cruising. William Friedkin usually relies in his films on very elaborate soundtracks, and in Cruising he makes effective use of ... More


Reality and Fiction: The Birth of Cruising

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter the real events that inspired Cruising are described and give the novel its context. In the 1960s detective Randy Jurgensen set out to investigate a series of brutal murders within ... More


Introduction

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This short introductory section provides a synopsis of the film, describes the protests that took place during the making, and introduces the thesis that the perception of this film has changed over ... More


It’s a Man’s World: Cruising’s Hypermasculine Universe

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the masculinity present in Cruising and the subculture it sets out to describe: the communication codes, the language, and the near total absence of women. It taps into the ... More


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