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I Am Curious
     

I Am Curious

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Cast: Vilgot Sjöman, Lena Nyman, Peter Lindgren, Börje Ahlstedt

 
Whichever hue piques your curiosity, The Criterion Collection presents this special pairing of two erotic arthouse films from Swedish director Vilgot Sjöman. Both films are presented in their original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 full-frame, offering audio rendered in Swedish Dolby Digital Mono with optional English subtitles. Extra features for I Am Curious (Yellow)

Overview

Whichever hue piques your curiosity, The Criterion Collection presents this special pairing of two erotic arthouse films from Swedish director Vilgot Sjöman. Both films are presented in their original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 full-frame, offering audio rendered in Swedish Dolby Digital Mono with optional English subtitles. Extra features for I Am Curious (Yellow) include a new video introduction by director Sjöman; a "Director's Diary," which offers commentary on select scenes; interviews with publisher Barney Rosset and attorney Edward de Grazia regarding the controversy caused by the film; a video essay entitled "The Battle for I Am Curious -- Yellow," addressing the censorship of the film and subsequent trial; excerpts from the transcripts of that trial; a theatrical trailer; and an essay by film critic Gary Giddins. Bonus materials for I Am Curious (Blue) include a "Director's Diary" that offers commentary on select scenes, excerpts from Sjöman's 1992 Swedish television documentary Self Portrait '92, a deleted scene with an introduction by Sjöman, and reprinted excerpts from a 1968 interview with Sjöman.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2003
UPC:
0037429175620
Rating:
NC-17
Source:
Criterion
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
3:48:00
Sales rank:
479

Special Features

Excerpts from director Vilgot Sjoman's Self Portrait (1992), a documentary made for Swedish Television; New video introduction by the director; director's diary: a selected audio commentary by Sjoman; video interview with legendary publisher Barney Rosset and attorney Edward De Grazia about the controversy surrounding I Am Curious - Yellow; the battle for I Am Curious - Yellow: a video piece on the film's censorship and trial; excerpts from the transcripts of the trial for I Am Curious - Yellow; essay by critic Gary Giddins and a reprinted 1968 interview with the director.

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening in the Dark
2. Slogans and Credits
3. Screen Test for Madeleine
4. Sex Education at a Girls' School
5. Screening Room at Sandrews
6. The Male Lead Arrives
7. Börje's Screen Test
8. Lena's Fan Mail
9. The First Day on Location
10. Lena Opens an Institute
11. The Guess My Income Show
12. Lena Attacks the State Church
13. The Old Lightship
14. Hans' May Day Dream
15. Lena's Intellectual Father
16. Cecil's Bar
17. Goodbye for the Summer
18. A Search for Mother
19. Lena and the Pentecostal Boy
20. The Couple With Scabies
21. The New Prison at Kumla
22. Lena and Dr. Wikstrom
23. The Lady of Svartön
24. Grand Hotel, Strömsund
25. A Sex Questionnaire
26. Sonja's Story
27. Lena the Voyeuse
28. The March Against Imperialism
29. The Lightship Triangle
30. The British Motor Company
31. St. George's Hospital
32. The End
33. Color Bars
Side #2 -- Yellow
1. The Elevator
2. Slogans
3. Yevtushenko Reads Poetry
4. Lena Sleeps Over
5. Lena Asks Questions
6. Lena at the Forbundshuset
7. At the Home of Olof Palme
8. The Cutting Room
9. "If Sweden Were Occupied?"
10. Lena Opens an Institute
11. Lena Protests
12. Lena Hates Franco
13. The Picture-Frame Shop
14. Factory Sabotage
15. Lena Meets Börje
16. Lena Comforts the King
17. Marie
18. Lena and the Universal Problem
19. A Cozy Evening
20. A TV Program
21. lena Takes a Bicycle Ride
22. Lena Tells the People
23. The Rivals
24. Lena on a Retreat
25. Wild West in Fagerdal
26. Sightseeing in Rumskulla
27. Roses for Madeleine
28. Lena's Crisis
29. An A-Bomb for Sweden
30. Lena Returns Home
31. British Motor Company
32. Lena Runs Amuck
33. The Cleansing Bath
34. At Sandrews
35. Slogans
36. Color Bars

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