Sex and Film: The Erotic in British, American and World Cinema

Sex and Film: The Erotic in British, American and World Cinema

by B. Forshaw


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Sex and Film is a frank, comprehensive analysis of the cinema's love affair with the erotic. Forshaw's lively study moves from the sexual abandon of the 1930s to filmmakers' circumvention of censorship, the demolition of taboos by arthouse directors and pornographic films, and an examination of how explicit imagery invaded modern mainstream cinema.

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ISBN-13: 9781137390059
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 243
Sales rank: 402,314
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Barry Forshaw's books include Death in a Cold Climate, British Crime Film, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, Italian Cinema, British Crime Writing: An Encyclopaedia , and a biography of Stieg Larsson. He has written for a variety of newspapers, Crime Time, and is a talking head for ITV author profiles and BBC documentaries.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The 1930s: Mae West, Garbo, Harlow, Dietrich and the Coming of the Legion of Decency 2. Getting it Past the Bluenoses: The 1940s 3. The Kinsey Era: The 1950s 4. Pushing the Boundaries: Preminger the Rebel 5. This Property is Condemned: Tennessee Williams 6. Arthouse cinema: the New Explicitness 7. Sex à la Français 8. World Cinema Strategies: Britain and America: The 1960s 9. World Cinema Strategies: Europe 10. No Fun Being a Pornographer: Ingmar Bergman and Nagisa Oshima 11. The 1970s: Exploitation Joins the Mainstream 12. Vixens and Valleys: Russ Meyer's Cinema 13. British Smut 14. The Porn Revolution 15. Sex in the Mainstream: The 80s and 90s 16. Anything Goes: the 21st Century 17. The End of Sex: The New Puritanism 18. Painful Odysseys Appendix 1 Appendix 2

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