New PDF release: Victim (BFI Film Classics)
By John Coldstream
From Amazon: "Victim (1961) used to be a landmark movie, not just for Dirk Bogarde in taking up the position of the title’s sufferer - the gay barrister who takes at the blackmailers who prey on homosexual males - but additionally within the own lives of many that went to determine the movie. Its message concerning the desire for society to take away, by means of decriminalization, a method of persecuting a selected minority was once one with which Bogarde pointed out totally, yet may, for visible purposes, champion simply via a piece of fiction. James Mason and Jack Hawkins had grew to become down the position; Bogarde, with extra to lose than both of them, seized it with enjoy. released to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s unlock, John Coldstream’s insightful learn addresses the film’s value within the crusade to decriminalize homosexuality; the contribution of its stars Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms to its emotional impression; and the danger Bogarde took in taking up the critical role."
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18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. northern Aegean and Propontis, and of the coasts of western Asia Minor. Thuc. I 96 1, cf. 99 2. Thuc. I 96 2. Delos had long been a centre of worship and celebration for the neighbouring islanders, the Athenians and the Ionian Greeks of the eastern Aegean; Thuc. III 104. It thus symbolised unity. Compare Thuc. II 13 3, where expenditure on “the Propylaia of the Akropolis and the other buildings” is mentioned. The Parthenon is not named by Thucydides, and counts here merely as one of “the other buildings”.
Thuc. V 45; compare III 10 1 on the need for allies to be of similar character. 63. Thuc. I 19. 64. Thuc. I 95 7. 65. Thuc. 1 95 4. 66. Thuc. I 95 6–7. 67. See de Ste. Croix, Origins, 298–307. 68. ] Ath. Pol. , Life of Aristeides 25 1. 69. Hdt. I 165. 70. g. Meiggs, AE, 46. 71. See n. 69. 72. Larsen, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, 51 (1940), 187–8. 73. Jacobson, Philologus, 119 (1975), 256–8 and evidence there cited. In different ways, both Jacobson and de Ste. Croix (Origins, 298, n. 1) compare the oath of the Delian League with oaths of the Hittites (a people of Asia Minor whose culture flourished in the second millennium BC).
9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. northern Aegean and Propontis, and of the coasts of western Asia Minor. Thuc. I 96 1, cf. 99 2. Thuc. I 96 2. Delos had long been a centre of worship and celebration for the neighbouring islanders, the Athenians and the Ionian Greeks of the eastern Aegean; Thuc. III 104. It thus symbolised unity. Compare Thuc. II 13 3, where expenditure on “the Propylaia of the Akropolis and the other buildings” is mentioned.
Victim (BFI Film Classics) by John Coldstream