Shady Maneuvers

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ArtGraeco’s homoerotic take on All Through the Night, an action film about gangsters and Nazi spies, starring Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt and Kaaren Verne. A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring in this murder mystery-thriller with slapstick and goofy moments that seem out of place in a Nazi melodrama.

In the spirit of the physical comedy and the several other jokes packed into the film, CineManArt adds another man (good guy? bad guy?) in the encounter of gangster-turned-promoter and gambler “Gloves” Donahue (Humphrey Bogart) and Nazi spy Franz Ebbing (Conrad Veidt).

CineManArt is a series of photomontages, collages and digital art by ArtGraeco that recast characters of mainstream movies, change scenarios and subvert plots. These up-stagings add new dimensions – some solemn, others playful – to the stereotypes, the intolerance and homophobia cinema portrayed for over 100 years of filmmaking.

The CineManArt series by Artgraeco depicts what cinema could be and could have been more of: open, daring, defiant, fair, inclusive.

The homoeroticism here speaks to the subtext of sexual tensions and desires that flow between those of the same gender and the subversive homoerotic imagery in the movies.

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