Tom kalin directed this cool and aloof black-and-white study of the infamous leopold and loeb case, a case told before in two previous films -- rope and compulsion in 1924, in chicago, nathan. The true story of gay lovers, richard loeb and nathan leopold jr who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks the plot covers the months before the crime, the investigation, trial and final fate of the two men. Directed by tom kalin with daniel schlachet, craig chester, ron vawter, michael kirby the true story of gay lovers, richard loeb and nathan leopold jr who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks the plot covers the months before the crime, the investigation, trial and final fate of the two men.
Other trial-inspired productions include alfred hitchcock's the rope, tom kalin's impressionistic, black and white film swoon (1992), and john logan's play never the sinner (1997) notes compulsion was the title of a fictionalized account of the leopold and loeb trial , written in 1956 by meyer levin. Tom kalin, director: swoon latest headlines ‘the tonight show’ cancels norm macdonald appearance after comedian’s #metoo comment. Success of tom kaolin’s swoon by outpatients leopold, jar , has several elements in its favor when the viewer first sits down to watch rather inside the artistry on display in order to figure out a reason. One of the most daring works to emerge from the new queer cinema movement of the early 1990s, swoon offers a radical, revisionist perspective on the infamous leopold and loeb murder case channeling the spirits of dreyer, bresson, and jean genet, director tom kalin challenges viewers to identify with two of the most notorious killers of the 20th century, their crime—the nietzsche-influenced.
A film screening of the film swoon by tom kalin film synopsis : swoon was the debut feature of tom kalin, an account of the murder committed by nathan leopold and richard loeb in 1924 the case had been the inspiration for patrick hamilton's play rope (1929), filmed by hitchcock in 1948. In tom kalin's controversial swoon, the boys' sexuality is brought to the forefront and made the focus of the movie swoon opens with a bizarre tableau in which richard loeb and his friends recite passages from sacher-masoch's paean to s&m, venus in furs , while fellini-esque flappers glide past in the background. Kalin got his first grants for swoon based on his success with a 13-minute museum-circuit video piece, “they are lost to vision altogether,” which criticizes the media's treatment of the aids epidemic. In swoon, his wildly audacious debut feature about the 1924 kidnapping and murder committed by nathan (babe) leopold jr and richard (dickie) loeb, tom kalin challenges his audience's every. Dcp courtesy of tom kalin several earlier movies had told the story of nathan leopold and richard loeb, two well-bred young men from chicago who killed a boy for thrills in 1924 but until tom kalin’s revelatory first feature, swoon , no movie had ever placed the killers’ sexual relationship front and center.
Filmmaker tom kalin (right) with actor craig chester (left) and film critic gerald peary photo by eugene hernandez the setting last night was an intimate movie theater on the main street of a quiet american resort town. Tom kalin’s work focuses on the portrayal of gay sexuality both in the age of aids and historically, as in his acclaimed new queer cinema feature swoon (1992) informed by his work with two aids activist collectives, act up and gran fury, kalin’s video work is characterized by beautifully murky appropriated images and vibrant original portraits and performances. Director - tom kalin starring - daniel schlachet, craig chester, ron vawter, michael kirby skip to main content watch gay movies and tv shows online or stream right to your pc, mac, mobile device, tablet and more.
Directed by tom kalin in 1924, nathan leopold, jr and richard loeb, gay collegiate lovers, murdered a child for the thrill objects of fascination and disgust for years afterward, their story has been told on film without acknowledgment of their sexuality. Swoon (1992) end credits and crawl, designed by bureau credits director: tom kalin titles and design: bureau, ny title designer: marlene mccarty music: james bennett cinematography: ellen kuras editing: tom kalin support art of the title help art of the title keep going become a patron through patreon. Tom kalin directed this black-and-white study of the infamous leopold and loeb case, a case told before in two previous films -- rope (alfred hitchcock, 1948.
Success of tom kalin's swoon essay swoon (1992 tom kalin), inspired by the true story of richard loeb and nathan leopold, jr, has several elements in its favor when the viewer first sits down to watch it. Of tom kalin's swoon, gregg araki's the living end, and christopher munch's the hours and times the new queer cinema may, ultimately, be described in terms of a number of talented filmmakers who perhaps most crucially, the critical and commercial success of the core films have helped other. Swoon is a 1992 independent film written and directed by tom kalin it is an account of the 1924 leopold and loeb murder case, focusing more on the homosexuality of the killers than other films based on the case.
This feature is not available right now please try again later. In 1992, tom kalin, aged 30, released a movie called swoon if you want to find it today, you need to look in the independent/gay & lesbian/experimental sections of your video store, but once you. Tom kalin (born 1962) is a screenwriter, film director, producer, and professor of experimental film at european graduate school in saas-fee his debut feature, swoon, is considered an integral part of the new queer cinema in addition to his feature work, kalin has created a number of short.
1) nathan leopold and richard loeb, swoon (1992), dir tom kalin two hommes for the price of one, swoon tells the real-life story of leopold and loeb, two american law students who, spurred on by their lust for each other and their shared passion for breaking the rules, kill a fourteen year old boy to experience the “thrill of the kill. Tom kalin is a film/video maker and writer living in new york his video they are lost to vision altogether was included in the 1991 whitney museum of american art's biennial his feature film swoon was recently awarded prizes at the sundance and berlin festivals. Swoon visual artist, person, person or entity appearing in film, film actor swoon, whose real name is caledonia dance curry, is a street artist who specializes in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of human figures. This fall, professor and directing concentration supervisor tom kalin will screen several of his acclaimed feature-length and short films at various museums, theaters, and festivals in us and abroad most notably, professor kalin’s debut film, swoon (1992), will showcase at several locations, beginning with the museum of the moving image on september 14th, as apart of the museum’s.