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The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Matthew Sweet with a Sound of Cinema for Gay Britannia, exploring homosexual presence and portrayal in the movies prior to its decriminalisation in 1967.

Matthew Sweet with a Sound of Cinema for Gay Britannia exploring homosexual presence and portrayal in British and American movies prior to the UK Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its partially decriminalisation. Among the films and scores that Matthew features are The Maltese Falcon, Rebel Without A Cause, Rope, Spartacus and Ben-Hur.

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26 minutes

Music Played

  • Debbie Wiseman

    Wilde (1997)

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Debbie Wiseman.
    • MCI : MPRCD 001.
    • MCI.
    • 1.
  • David Raksin

    Laura (1944) - Main Theme

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: David Raksin.
    • RCA : Victor RCA1490.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Gwen Farrar & Billy Mayerl

    Masculine Women, Feminine Men

    • Windyridge : VAR61.
    • Windyridge.
    • 1.
  • Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra

    The Way To The Stars (1945) - Main Theme

    • EMI : 4956212.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Franz Waxman

    The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Main Title / Danse Macabre

    Orchestra: The Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Alywn.

    Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra and Kenneth Alwyn

    • SILVA SCREEN.
    • FILMCD 135.
    • 1.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Rope (1948) - 3 Mouvements Perpetuels - 1. Assez modere

    Performer: Gabriel Tacchino.
    • EMI : 566831-2.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • John Dankworth

    The Servant (1960) - All Gone

    Performer: Cleo Laine. Orchestra: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra.
    • Eclipse : 0-06007-5317621-4.
    • Eclipse.
    • 3.
  • Doris Day

    Calamity Jane (1960) - Secret Love

    • Doris Day: Calamity Jane/The Pajama Game.
    • CBS.
    • 8.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Ben-Hur (1959) - Overture

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Miklós Rózsa.
    • SONY : A247020.
    • SONY.
    • 2.

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