Here a male body—the filmmaker’s own, as it is featured in so much of his work—is shown in close-up, a kind of landscape of flesh that the camera lovingly surveys. —(http://www.glbtq.com/arts/broughton_j.html)
James Broughton (November 10, 1913 – May 17, 1999) was an American poet, and poetic filmmaker. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance. He was an early bard of the Radical Faeries.
A selected collection of his work, All: A James Broughton Reader, edited by Jack Foley, was released in 2007 by White Crane Books.—wikipedia
As flamboyant as any character in his movies, Joel Silver can be credited along with Jerry Bruckheimer as practically reinventing the action film genre in the 1980s. Born in New Jersey, he attended the New York University Film School. After college, he worked at Lawrence Gordon Pictures, earning his first onscreen credit as associate producer of The Warriors (1979). He eventually became president of the motion picture division of Gordon Pictures. Together with Gordon, Silver produced 48 Hrs. (1982) and Streets of Fire (1984). In 1985 he formed Silver Pictures and continued producing hit action films such as Commando (1985), the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, the first two films of the “Die Hard” franchise and the upcoming “Matrix” franchise of action films. Despite these successes, he has hit some rough spots and has been banned from working on several studio lots. He was unable to produce the “48 Hrs” sequel Another 48 Hrs. (1990) and the third “Die Hard” film, Die Hard: With a Vengeance… read more