One Hundred Sex Scenes that Changed Cinema by Neil Fulwood

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Implicit and explicit, Hollywood and European, these 100 films revolutionized the way cinema represented the pleasures of the flesh. Alluring photographs capture the physical heat, while a perceptive analysis examines every crucial aspect of cinematic eroticism. Some of the films, such as Double Indemnity, show sex as an irresistible, dangerous trap; others, including Tom Jones, wittily suggest desire through dialogue and visual metaphors. A number of works, from Ai No Corrida to the homoerotic Caravaggio, shocked, challenged, and disturbed. Also on display are the frank, uncompromising approach of European directors such as Bertolucci, Buñuel, and Almodovar; the darker side of on-screen sexuality including S/M (The Night Porter); and taboo subjects such as incest and necrophilia—implied in Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo.
 

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Published May 1, 2004 by Batsford. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Having alternately shocked, perplexed and fascinated viewers for years, the most violent films in American cinema--from Reservoir Dogs to Apocalypse Now to Raging Bull--get their proper due in this volume from the author of The Films of Sam Peckinpah.

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Combining such choice subjects as movies and sex is a surefire way to draw attention to a book, but Fulwood, who also wrote One Hundred Violent Films That Changed Cinema, does more than titillate. He

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