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Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348363

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.001.0001

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Tough Skin, Rough Leather: The Faces of Cruising

Tough Skin, Rough Leather: The Faces of Cruising

(p.51) Tough Skin, Rough Leather: The Faces of Cruising

Eugenio Ercolani

Marcus Stiglegger

Liverpool University Press

This chapter analyses the roles played by the various character actors that took part in the film, among which we find such names as James Remar, Joe Spinell, Powers Boothe, and Paul Sorvino. This essay is also an analysis of the function of each character and their symbolic value.

Keywords:   Al Pacino, Joe Spinell, Paul Sorvino, Taxi Driver, homosexuality, Mike Starr, character actors, New York City, Robert De Niro, James Remar, Walter Hill, Powers Boothe

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