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Sexuality and Power in Male Doppelganger Cinema: The Case of Clint Eastwood's "Tightrope"
Vol. 26, No. 1 (Autumn, 1986), pp. 31-42
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1224985
Page Count: 12
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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.
Cinema Journal © 1986 University of Texas Press