Erotic Cinema

Erotic Cinema

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by Douglas Keesey
     
 

?Sexuality is limited by taboos and the domain of eroticism is that of the transgression of these taboos.? Georges Bataille Since the first kiss recorded on film in 1896, erotic moving images have stimulated viewers and outraged public bodies. This book explores the meaning of eroticism and gives an overview of sex on the big screen by exploring different forms of

Overview

?Sexuality is limited by taboos and the domain of eroticism is that of the transgression of these taboos.? Georges Bataille Since the first kiss recorded on film in 1896, erotic moving images have stimulated viewers and outraged public bodies. This book explores the meaning of eroticism and gives an overview of sex on the big screen by exploring different forms of sexual behavior or taboo-breaking in film. Included are intimate looks at ten of the most erotic movies ever made: including Last Tango in Paris, Betty Blue, In the Realm of the Senses, Romance, Law of Desire, Kids, Basic Instinct, Crash, The Night Porter and Y Tu Mama Tambien. Coverage includes erotic films from the silent era, pre-Code Hollywood, film noir, cheesecake and beefcake, the international art cinema, softcore and hardcore X-rated films, gay, lesbian, and New Queer Cinema, and the latest trend toward real sex in independent and art films.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822825464
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
07/02/2005
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
7.95(w) x 9.85(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Duncan found himself in the right place at the right time as South Africa came into its own with creative design and decor a few years ago. He was the highly successful editor of Conde Nast House & Garden and has had the opportunity to work with the best local and international photographers - notably Fritz von der Schulenberg - as well as art directors and features writers to capture the outstanding interiors put together by interior designers such as Graham Viney, Stephen Falcke, Stefan Antoni and Boyd Ferguson, architects like Johann Slee and Silvio Rechs and inspired homemakers from Sandton to Graaff Reinet to Plettenberg Bay. Paul Duncan is now Head of Design, Menswear & Homeware at Woolworths and as involved with design and South African innovation as ever, with more books in the pipeline.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a real eye-opener. Although the pictures were quite graphic, they seved the perpose of driving home the point that sex in the cinema is extremly crucially for credibilty. But it's not all about nudity and intercourse. They talked about affiars in classic films such as 'Casablanca'. If you love movies and have an open mind, give this book a look-see.