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Writer of O
     

Writer of O

Director: Pola Rapaport, Catherine Mouchet, Penelope Puymirat, Cyril Corral

Cast: Pola Rapaport, Catherine Mouchet, Penelope Puymirat, Cyril Corral

 
In 1954, one of the most notorious erotic novels of the 20th century was published -- The Story of O by Pauline Reage, which chronicled in breathless detail the intense sadomasochistic relationship between a submissive woman and a dominant man. For many years, many believed that Pauline Reage was a pseudonym for a male author, but as it turns out that was only

Overview

In 1954, one of the most notorious erotic novels of the 20th century was published -- The Story of O by Pauline Reage, which chronicled in breathless detail the intense sadomasochistic relationship between a submissive woman and a dominant man. For many years, many believed that Pauline Reage was a pseudonym for a male author, but as it turns out that was only half true. In 1994, journalist John de St. Jorre, while researching a book on Olympia Press (the fearless French publisher who first published the book) learned that Pauline Reage was in fact Dominique Aury, a well-respected and outwardly straight-laced editor for one of Europe's most prestigious publishing houses, Gallimard, who wrote the salacious volume for her lover, another powerful editor at Gallimard, Jean Paulhan. American filmmaker Pola Rapaport, who was powerfully effected by reading The Story of O, traveled to Paris to meet and interview Aury a few years before her death, and Writer of O is a documentary which blends the story of Aury's remarkable life and times with re-creations of scenes from her best-known work.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2006
UPC:
0795975107938
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Zeitgeist Films
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
75,915

Special Features

16:9 transfer, formatted for widescreen televisions; Additional video interviews with writer John De St. Jorre, who revealed dominique Aury's identity as the author of O in a groundbreaking 1994 New Yorker Article; Liner Notes by John De St. Jorre; Dominique Aury Bio; Director's statement; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Mouchet Interviewee
Penelope Puymirat Interviewee
Cyril Corral Interviewee
Alain Rimoux Interviewee
Thierry deCarbonnieres Interviewee
Dominique Aury Interviewee
John de St. Jorre Interviewee
Barney Rosset Interviewee

Technical Credits
Pola Rapaport Director,Screenwriter
Helene Blazy Score Composer
Sylvie Cazin Producer
Wolfgang Held Cinematographer
Variety Moszynski Editor
John Murphy Sound/Sound Designer
Myriam Rene Sound/Sound Designer
Miriam Rene Sound/Sound Designer
Anne Schuchman Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Writer of O
1. Sale of This Book [2:37]
2. Happiness in Slavery [5:39]
3. Dominique Aury/Pauline Réage [7:55]
4. Most Ardent Love Letter [8:53]
5. Father's Secret Library [6:54]
6. The Manuscript [7:46]
7. Dangerous to the Public [10:15]
8. Girl in Love [8:20]
9. Two Writers [6:07]
10. Memoirs of a Belief [5:34]
11. Sir Stephen [7:03]
12. End Credits [2:18]

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