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Sexuality and Power in Male Doppelganger Cinema: The Case of Clint Eastwood's "Tightrope"

Christine Holmlund
Cinema Journal
Vol. 26, No. 1 (Autumn, 1986), pp. 31-42
DOI: 10.2307/1224985
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1224985
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Sexuality and Power in Male Doppelganger Cinema: The Case of Clint Eastwood's
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Abstract

Why is Clint Eastwood's 1984 film, "Tightrope," popular despite--even because--of the fact that it splinters Eastwood's macho image? The answer lies in its combination of the ambiguities of male doppelganger cinema with the soft underbelly of Eastwood's star persona, and our own ambivalences toward the way sexuality, gender, and power are aligned today.

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