Cruising (1980)

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Cruising: Directed by William Friedkin. With Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox. A police detective goes undercover in the underground Su0026M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

“What strikes me while watching the film, is that truth to reality is really refreshing. No editing in the world can make up to a camera catching a dark, rainy street as they could back in those days when equipment was not developed. Aristoleles claimed that cruelty should be committed outside the scene, that is, in the background. The imagination of the spectator is far more imaginative than a view of the actual event. Therefore, leaving out is stronger in terms of storytelling than showing. Quite the contrary to contemporary movies, Iu0026#39;d say. The advantage of this story is thus the suspense built up on lack of knowledge. There is no flirting with the audience; you do not know in advance who dunnit. There is no flirting with the audience on the task of staging one of the protagonists as a gay either. This is not the greatest movie, but really worth seeing.”


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