Based on a vel by Patricia Highsmith, Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train is about two men who meet on a train: one is a man of high social standing who wishes to divorce his unfaithful wife; the other is an enigmatic bachelor with an overbearing father. Together they enter into a murder plot that binds them to one ather, with fatal consequences.This Queer Film Classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters.
Jonathan Goldberg: Jonathan Goldberg is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English at Emory University where he has directed the Studies in Sexualities Program since 2008. He is the author of a number of books in early modern studies, many of which focus on questions of gender, sexuality, and materiality, including Writing Matter, Sodometries, Desiring Women Writing, Tempest in the Caribbean, and The Seeds of Things. He recently edited Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's The Weather in Proust.