The chief object of De Palma's persistent speculation has been the underpinnings of the homosocial sphere itself, presented as hardly innocent, even at its chummiest
. Even though these early films bear little seeming relation to the later ones, especially the grandiloquent thrillers, they reveal, upon close analysis, an organic relation in theme and motif to each other and to other films in De Palma's oeuvre--an oeuvre which, I argue, is cohesively bound by an interest in the dynamics of relations between men, which informs the essentialist treatments of women and ongoing interest in queer identity.
But as he sits discussing his triumphs with Millman there is something very disconcerting about the world's chummiest
TV presenter - he's a homophobic, anti-Semitic racist.
In contrast, EIGHT is the chummiest
, sharing letters with ten others, ignoring only FOUR and ACE.
Today we add a new dimension to that Friday feeling - with the chummiest
Friday section ever.
surnames, Washington, Jefferson and Harrison, are strangers to none.