Contemporary Erotic Cinema

Contemporary Erotic Cinema

Author: William Rotsler

Publisher: New York : [Ballantine Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106013952046

Category: Erotic films

Page: 280

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Categories: Erotic films

Contemporary Erotic Cinema

Contemporary Erotic Cinema

In the first book to look at contemporary erotic cinema, this publication gives in depth analysis of sexual scenes from over 100 films, looking at changes in depiction with particular emphasis on censorship controversies.

Author: Douglas Keesey

Publisher: Old Castle

ISBN: 1842433636

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Movies have constantly pushed at the boundaries of sexual representation, outraging censors, transgressing taboos and opening up formerly forbidden realms of sensual pleasure. Whether through fantasy or dark desire, films have challenged who we are as sexual beings. In the first book to look at contemporary erotic cinema, this publication gives in depth analysis of sexual scenes from over 100 films, looking at changes in depiction with particular emphasis on censorship controversies.
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The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema

The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema

Linda Ruth Williams traces the genre's exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (including Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) as well as genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and ...

Author: Linda Ruth Williams

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253347130

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 466

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This bold and original book examines in detail a relatively new genre of film--the erotic thriller. Linda Ruth Williams traces the genre's exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (including Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) as well as genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and directors, and considers home videos as a distinct form of viewing pleasure. She maps the history of the genre, analyzing hundreds of movies from blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and In the Cut to straight-to-video film titles such as Carnal Crimes, Sins of Desire, and Night Eyes. Williams's witty and illuminating readings tell the story of this sensational genre and contribute to the analysis of mainstream screen sex--and its censorship--at the beginning of the 21st century. She shows that as the erotic thriller plays out the sexual fantasies of contemporary America, it also provides a vehicle for marketing those fantasies globally.
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Spanish Erotic Cinema

Spanish Erotic Cinema

Their erotic content therefore challenged the idea that guided radical thinking on
the function of film in the late 1970s and ... cinema to effectively unsex itself in
order to present a meaningful contrast with the contemporary erotic frivolities of
the ...

Author: Santiago Fouz-Hernandez

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474424189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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The first comprehensive scholarly study of Spanish erotic cinema, from the 1920s until the present dayThis book covers a significant part of the history of Spanish film, from the 1920s until the present day. Starting with a study of the kiss in silent films, the volume explores homoerotic narratives in the crusade films of the 1940s, the commodification of bodies in the late Franco period, and the so-called destape (literally aundressing) period that followed the abolition of censorship during the democratic transition.Reclaiming the importance of Spanish erotic cinema as a genre in itself, a range of international scholars demonstrate how the explicit depiction of sex can be a useful tool to illuminate current and historic social issues including ageism, colonialism, domestic violence, immigration, nationalisms, or women and LGBT rights. Covering a wide range of cinematic genres, including comedy, horror and melodrama, this book provides an innovative and provocative overview of Spanish cinema history and society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.ContributorsBrad Epps, Cambridge UniversitySally Faulkner, University of ExeterSantiago Fouz-HernA!ndez, Durham UniversityAntonio LA!zaro-Reboll, University of KentAnnabel MartA-n, Dartmouth CollegeAlejandro Melero Salvador, Universidad Carlos III in MadridJorge PA(c)rez, University of Texas, AustinCarolina Sanabria, University of Costa Rica Rob Stone, University of BirminghamTom Whittaker, University of LiverpoolEva Woods PeirA Vassar CollegeSarah Wright, Royal Holloway, University of LondonBarbara Zecchi, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Contemporary American Independent Film

Contemporary American Independent Film

avant-garde film's techniques. His fulfillment of the third criterion is more com-
plicated, for although Poole recognized himself as an artist standing at the
vanguard of erotic cinema, his work did not gain recognition from the avant-
garde's com- ...

Author: Christine Holmlund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134576210

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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From Easy Rider to The Blair Witch Project, this book is a comprehensive examination of the independent film scene. Exploring the uneasy relationship between independent films and the major studios, the contributors trace the changing ideas and definitions of independent cinema, and the diversity of independent film practices. They consider the ways in which indie films are marketed and distributed, and how new technologies such as video, cable and the internet, offered new opportunities for filmmakers to produce and market independent films. Turning to the work of key auteurs such as John Sayles and Haile Gerima, contributors ask whether independent filmmakers can also be stars, and consider how indie features like Boys Don't Cry and Shopping for Fangs address issues of gender, sexuality and ethnicity normally avoided by Hollywood. For all students of film studies and American studies, this cultural journey through independent film history will be an absolute must read.
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Contemporary French Cinema

Contemporary French Cinema

In that year , pornography entered mainstream French cinema . Emmanuelle and
the legitimising of the porn film The gradual relaxation of censorship in the late
1960s had seen a steady increase in the number of erotic films made in France ...

Author: Guy Austin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719046114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Examines popular French film of the last 25 years. Charts recent developments in all genres since the New Wave, including the heritage film, the thriller, the war film, `cinema du look'. Other topics include: representations of sexuality; the work of women film-makers. Includes a filmography.
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Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

No es la conducta erótica con otro varón lo que hace al ui)ividuo "homosexual",
segiln este ducumo [vigente en México], sino el gusto de hacerlo, el hecho de
que se biuque y enciientre placer. [Erotic conduct with another man is not what ...

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292781924

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Viewing contemporary Latin American films through the lens of queer studies reveals that many filmmakers are exploring issues of gender identity and sexual difference, as well as the homophobia that attempts to defeat any challenge to the heterosexual norms of patriarchal culture. In this study of queer issues in Latin American cinema, David William Foster offers highly perceptive queer readings of fourteen key films to demonstrate how these cultural products promote the principles of an antiheterosexist stance while they simultaneously disclose how homophobia enforces the norms of heterosexuality. Foster examines each film in terms of the ideology of its narrative discourse, whether homoerotic desire or a critique of patriarchal heterosexism and its implications for Latin American social life and human rights. His analyses underscore the difficulties involved in constructing a coherent and convincing treatment of the complex issues involved in critiquing the patriarchy from perspectives associated with queer studies. The book will be essential reading for everyone working in queer studies and film studies. The films discussed in this book are: De eso no se habla (I Don't Want to Talk about It) El lugar sin límites (The Place without Limits) Aqueles dois (Those Two) Convivencia (Living Together) Conducta impropia (Improper Conduct) The Disappearance of García Lorca La Virgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins) Doña Herlinda y su hijo (Doña Herlinda and Her Son) No se lo digas a nadie (Don't Tell Anyone) En el paraíso no existe el dolor (There Is No Suffering in Paradise) A intrusa (The Interloper) Plata quemada (Burnt Money) Afrodita (Aphrodite) Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)
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Contemporary Spanish Cinema

Contemporary Spanish Cinema

The prominence of sexual thematics in contemporary Spanish film and the
explicitness and eclecticism of its imagery are no doubt partially due to
commercial considerations , although erotic content is no guarantee of large
returns in the ...

Author: Barry Jordan

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719044138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Contemporary focus, right up to date with material from 1980s and 90s. Wide-ranging analyses of major directors, themes, genres and issues, including historical film, genre cinema, women in film and autonomies.
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Cinema Booklist

Cinema Booklist

Although it employs the same material and approach found in earlier original
paperbacks such as The Celluloid Love Feast ( # 2107 ) and Contemporary
Erotic Cinema ( # 2169 ) , the approach here is somewhat more factual ,
analytical and ...

Author: George Rehrauer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0810809974

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 470

View: 828

Categories: Motion pictures

Film Firsts The 25 Movies That Created Contemporary American Cinema

Film Firsts  The 25 Movies That Created Contemporary American Cinema

The Film: It may seem relatively tame now, but at the time of its release, Steven
Soderbergh's frank look at marital ... in the way the movie's most erotic moments
are those centered around the exchange of words rather than bodily fluids.
Indeed ...

Author: Ethan Alter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440801884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

View: 649

This forward-looking exploration of contemporary American film across the last 40 years identifies and examines the specific movies that changed the film industry and shaped its present and future. • Takes stock of the 2000s and explains how this period built on what came before and predicts how American cinema will continue to evolve in the next decade • Provides up-to-the-minute, contemporary treatment of contemporary cinema that will appeal to and resonate with young readers and film buffs in particular • Presents a historical perspective on 40 years of American film within the framework of a list of 25 essential movies to effectively capture readers' attention and expand their cinematic horizons beyond the latest Hollywood blockbuster production • Utilizes a film-by-film approach that also allows for the inclusion of appendices that focus upon ideas, subjects, and people in modern film, such as comic books, key actors and actresses, and video games
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Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema

Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema

Isabelle Huppert has long occupied iconic status as one of France's major film
actresses. ... 1 In many of Huppert's recent roles, the erotic charge and suffering
of mothering are foregrounded in ways which illustrate and develop Simone de ...

Author: Jean-Pierre Boulé

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857457295

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 188

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Simone de Beauvoir's work has not often been associated with film studies. This is paradoxical when it is recognized that she was the first feminist thinker to inaugurate the concept of the gendered "othering" gaze. Moreover, other concepts associated with Beauvoirian existentialism such as ambiguity, gendered alienation, situated freedom, and woman as absolute Other are highly suggestive for reading screen culture. This book is an attempt to redress this balance and reopen the dialogue between Beauvoir's writings and film studies. The authors analyze a range of films, from directors including Claire Denis, Michael Haneke, Lucille Hadzihalilovic, Sam Mendes, and Sally Potter, by drawing from Beauvoir's key works such as The Second Sex (1949),The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947),and Old Age (1970). The breadth of this book demonstrates the extent to which "existential" themes transcend space and time, continue to resonate with contemporary stars and film directors, and add value and meaning to the basic questions about human existence, and the quest for "authenticity."
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Mexico City in Contemporary Mexican Cinema

Mexico City in Contemporary Mexican Cinema

The representation of genderisan integralpartof contemporary Latin American
cultural production, and film is no exception ... In playing out thecentral characters
' erotic history against the backdropof popularMexico Cityculture,urban space ...

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292789159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

View: 360

Just as Mexican national life has come to center on the sprawling, dynamic, almost indefinable metropolis of Mexico City, so recent Mexican cinema has focused on the city not merely as a setting for films but almost as a protagonist in its own right, whose conditions both create meaning for and receive meaning from the human lives lived in its midst. Through close readings of fourteen recent critically acclaimed films, this book watches Mexican cinema in this process of producing cultural meaning through its creation, enaction, and interpretation of the idea of Mexico City. David William Foster analyzes how Mexican filmmakers have used Mexico City as a vehicle for exploring such issues as crime, living space, street life, youth culture, political and police corruption, safety hazards, gender roles, and ethnic and social identities. The book is divided into three sections. "Politics of the City" examines the films Rojo amanecer, Novia que te vea, Frida, naturaleza viva, and Sexo, pudor y lágrimas. "Human Geographies" looks at El Callejón de los Milagros, Mecánica nacional, El castillo de la pureza, Todo el poder, and Lolo. "Mapping Gender" discusses Danzón, De noche vienes, Esmeralda, La tarea, Lola, and Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda.
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Scotland

Scotland

In 1986, Julian Petley famously noted the 'lost continent' of British cinema, in
particular the popular genres (as opposed to ... Linda Ruth Williams, The Erotic
Thriller in Contemporary Cinema (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005),
p. 8.

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686544

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 184

Scotland: Global Cinema focuses on the explosion of filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s. It explores the various cinematic fantasies of Scotland created by contemporary filmmakers from all over the world who braved the weather to shoot in Scotla
Categories: Social Science

Gender and Society in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

Gender and Society in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

Rodrigues and director Barreto of the film version can see things in a much
different light. ... confrontation between homophobia and homo- erotic desire, and
it is significant that it was made during the military dictatorship, a full five years
before ...

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292789166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 181

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"Gender is an absolute ground zero for most human societies," writes David William Foster, "an absolute horizon of social subjectivity." In this book, he examines gender issues in thirteen Brazilian films made (with one exception) after the 1985 return to constitutional democracy and elimination of censorship to show how these issues arise from and comment on the sociohistorical reality of contemporary Brazilian society. Foster organizes his study around three broad themes: construction of masculinity, constructions of feminine and feminist identities, and same-sex positionings and social power. Within his discussions of individual films ranging from Jorge um brasileiro to A hora da estrela to Beijo no asfalto, he offers new ways of understanding national ideals and stereotypes, sexual dissidence (homoeroticism and transgenderism), heroic models, U.S./Brazilian relations, revolutionary struggle, and human rights violations. As the first study of Brazilian cinematic representations of gender ideology in English or Portuguese, this book will be important reading in film and cultural studies.
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Handbook of American Popular Culture

Handbook of American Popular Culture

Richard Wortley's Erotic Movies is copiously illustrated and extensively indexed
for actors and titles . ... Also worthy of mention is William Rotsler's Contemporary
Erotic Cinema , which features interviews , a useful appendix of pornographic ...

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:39000005781757

Category: Popular culture

Page: 472

View: 119

Library has Volumes 1 and 2.
Categories: Popular culture

Sentimental Fabulations Contemporary Chinese Films

Sentimental Fabulations  Contemporary Chinese Films

Unlike many contemporary Chinese films, Wong's work does not seem to be
emotionally invested in the usual sites of ... the “unexpected leakage of scenes of
spring,” is an idiom for the surprising revelation of erotic sights, and as a film title
it is ...

Author: Rey Chow

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231508193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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What is the sentimental? How can we understand it by way of the visual and narrative modes of signification specific to cinema and through the manners of social interaction and collective imagining specific to a particular culture in transition? What can the sentimental tell us about the precarious foundations of human coexistence in this age of globalization? Rey Chow explores these questions through nine contemporary Chinese directors (Chen Kaige, Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Yimou, Ann Hui, Peter Chan, Wayne Wang, Ang Lee, Li Yang, and Tsai Ming-liang) whose accomplishments have become historic events in world cinema. Approaching their works from multiple perspectives, including the question of origins, nostalgia, the everyday, feminine "psychic interiority," commodification, biopolitics, migration, education, homosexuality, kinship, and incest, and concluding with an account of the Chinese films' epistemic affinity with the Hollywood blockbuster Brokeback Mountain, Chow proposes that the sentimental is a discursive constellation traversing affect, time, identity, and social mores, a constellation whose contours tends to morph under different historical circumstances and in different genres and media. In contemporary Chinese films, she argues, the sentimental consistently takes the form not of revolution but of compromise, not of radical departure but of moderation, endurance, and accommodation. By naming these films sentimental fabulations screen artifacts of cultural becoming with irreducible aesthetic, conceptual, and speculative logics of their own Chow presents Chinese cinema first and foremost as an invitation to the pleasures and challenges of critical thinking.
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Sex Scene

Sex Scene

5 Wet Dreams: Erotic Film Festivals of the Early 1970s andthe Utopian Sexual
Public Sphere ELENA GORFINKEL This essay ... 1 From a contemporary
vantage point, the notionof an erotic film festival,inand of itself,isnot a
controversial ...

Author: Eric Schaefer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822376804

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 484

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Sex Scene suggests that what we have come to understand as the sexual revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s was actually a media revolution. In lively essays, the contributors examine a range of mass media—film and television, recorded sound, and publishing—that provide evidence of the circulation of sex in the public sphere, from the mainstream to the fringe. They discuss art films such as I am Curious (Yellow), mainstream movies including Midnight Cowboy, sexploitation films such as Mantis in Lace, the emergence of erotic film festivals and of gay pornography, the use of multimedia in sex education, and the sexual innuendo of The Love Boat. Scholars of cultural studies, history, and media studies, the contributors bring shared concerns to their diverse topics. They highlight the increasingly fluid divide between public and private, the rise of consumer and therapeutic cultures, and the relationship between identity politics and individual rights. The provocative surveys and case studies in this nuanced cultural history reframe the "sexual revolution" as the mass sexualization of our mediated world. Contributors. Joseph Lam Duong, Jeffrey Escoffier, Kevin M. Flanagan, Elena Gorfinkel, Raymond J. Haberski Jr., Joan Hawkins, Kevin Heffernan, Eithne Johnson, Arthur Knight, Elana Levine, Christie Milliken, Eric Schaefer, Jeffrey Sconce, Jacob Smith, Leigh Ann Wheeler, Linda Williams
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Italian Crime Filmography 1968 1980

Italian Crime Filmography  1968   1980

The son ofa film producer, he started his career in the movie business against his
father's will. ... children's' adventure (Lone Hunter of the Wild North, 1975),
contemporary erotica (Sweet Teen, 1976), science fiction (War of the Robots,
1978).

Author: Roberto Curti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476612089

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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In 1970s Italy, after the decline of the Spaghetti Western, crime films became the most popular, profitable and controversial genre. In a country plagued with violence, political tensions and armed struggle, these films managed to capture the anxiety and anger of the times in their tales of tough cops, ruthless criminals and urban paranoia. Recent years have seen renewed critical interest in the genre, thanks in part to such illustrious fans as Quentin Tarantino. This book examines all of the 220+ crime films produced in Italy between 1968 and 1980, the period when the genre first appeared and grew to its peak. Entries include a complete cast and crew list, home video releases, a plot summary and the author’s own analysis. Excerpts from a variety of sources are included: academic texts, contemporary reviews, and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. There are many onset stills and film posters.
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