Doing Rude Things

The History of the British Sex Film

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Author: David Mcgillivray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999744151

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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A cultural history mainstream cinema critics would rather forget.

British Low Culture

From Safari Suits to Sexploitation

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Author: Leon Hunt Unpr Chq,Leon Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136189432

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications of the 1970s for issues of taste and cultural capital. Hunt explores how the British cultural landscape of the 1970s coincided with moral panics, the troubled Heath government, the three day week and the fragmentation of British society by nationalism, class conflict, race, gender and sexuality.

The Encyclopedia of British Film

Fourth edition

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Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526111969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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With well over 6,300 articles, including over 500 new entries, this fourth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is a fully updated invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies and this fourth edition will be an essential work of reference for enthusiasts interested in the history of British cinema, and for universities and libraries.

Keeping the British End Up

Four Decades of Saucy Cinema

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Author: Simon Sheridan,Sue Longhurst,Johnny Vegas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905287543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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The British tradition of saucy humor—boobs, bums, and boorish innuendo—is perhaps best exemplified by the long-runningCarry Onmovies. But there is also a nearly forgotten genre of even saucier X-rated movies. Coaxing the facts from previously reluctant interviewees, Simon Sheridan has compiled the first definitive filmography of this long-overlooked genre, complete with an expanded filmography and rare and previously unpublished stills. The result is the often funny, sometimes tragic, but undeniably revealing story of a bygone era.

British Low Culture

From Safari Suits to Sexploitation

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Author: Leon Hunt Unpr Chq,Leon Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136189432

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 3677

Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications of the 1970s for issues of taste and cultural capital. Hunt explores how the British cultural landscape of the 1970s coincided with moral panics, the troubled Heath government, the three day week and the fragmentation of British society by nationalism, class conflict, race, gender and sexuality.

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

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Author: Alan Burton,Steve Chibnall

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810880261

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 584

View: 6357

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials, organizations and studios, different films genres from comedy to horror, and memorable films, among other things. Two appendixes provide lists of award-winners. Meanwhile, the chronology covers over a century of history. These parts provide the details, countless details, while the introduction offers the big story. And the extensive bibliography points toward other sources of information.

British Film Culture in the 1970s

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Author: Sue Harper

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654283

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This volume draws a map of British film culture in the 1970s and provides a wide-ranging history of the period.

Cinemas of the World

Film and Society from 1895 to the Present

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Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895747

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The cinema has been the pre-eminent popular art form of the 20th century. In Cinemas of the World, James Chapman examines the relationship between film and society in the modern world: film as entertainment medium, film as a reflection of national cultures and preoccupations, film as an instrument of propaganda. He also explores two interrelated issues that have recurred throughout the history of cinema: the economic and cultural hegemony of Hollywood on the one hand, and, on the other, the attempts of film-makers elsewhere to establish indigenous national cinemas drawing on their own cultures and societies. Chapman examines the rise to dominance of Hollywood cinema in the silent and early sound periods. He discusses the characteristic themes of American movies from the Depression to the end of the Cold War especially those found in the western and film noir – genres that are often used as vehicles for exploring issues central to us society and politics. He looks at national cinemas in various European countries in the period between the end of the First World War and the end of the Second, which all exhibit the formal and aesthetic properties of modernism. The emergence of the so-called "new cinemas" of Europe and the wider world since 1960 are also explored. "Chapman is a tough-thinking, original writer . . . an engaging, excellent piece of work."—David Lancaster, Film and History

X-Rated: Adventures of an Exploitation Filmmaker

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Author: Stanley Long,Simon Sheridan

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1781162573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9570

The movie titles say it all...Nudes of the World, West End Jungle, The Wife Swappers, Sex and the Other Woman, Eskimo Nell, Adventures of a Private Eye... The saucy diet of cinemas for three decades and all from the wild imagination of one man, Stanley Long - Britain's most successful independent X-Rated filmmaker. Dubbed the “King of Sexploitation” by the Sun newspaper, Stanley made movies bursting with bare boobs, sexy thrills and plenty of big laughs, breaking box office records along the way, both in Britain and across the world. X-Rated tells Stanley's incredible true story - the beautiful girls, the battles with the censor, his associations with directors like Roman Polanski and Michael Reeves, and stars such as Boris Karloff, Diana Dors and Harry H Corbett, as well as revealing how he made a fortune from cinematic naughtiness. Funny, sensational and utterly compelling... this is strictly X-Rated!

Seventies British cinema

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Author: Robert Shail

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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This collection provides an illuminating and enjoyable guide to the popular genres, contexts and styles of film production, key films and film-makers of British cinema in the 1970s, addressing films such as 'The Wicker Man', genres such as punk and sexploitation, and series such as the Bond and 'Carry On' films.

Film Review

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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The Naked Truth About Harrison Marks

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Author: Franklyn Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999744106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 2882

When this book first appeared in 1967, public interest in glamour photographer and magazine publisher George Harrison Marks was arguably at an all-time high. Just who was this man with the beatnik beard, the thick frame glasses and the seemingly dream job of photographing beautiful women in a state of undress?

Making Mischief

The Cult Films of Pete Walker

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Author: Steve Chibnall

Publisher: Fab Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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The Cult Films of Pete Walker Walker is celebrated as a film-maker of transgressive vision. His mid 1970's trilogy of 'terror' films, HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, FRIGHTMARE and HOUSE OF MORTAL SIN, are acknowledged classics of the British horror film, and have featured stars Susan George, Stephanie Beacham, Pamela Stephenson, and Ray Brooks. This is the first book to be written about his work, and features interviews and details of his new movie about the Sex Pistols, A STAR IS DEAD.

The Sexual Century

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Author: Tom Hickman

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858687995

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2553

As the twentieth century draws to a close, the most private and intimate of acts has become a public obsession: We are bombarded with sexual imagery through advertisements, movies, websites, magazines and music. Sex is everywhere. However, at the beginning of the century our sex lives would have been very different. Sexual ignorance was commonplace and a more honest sexuality was only just beginning to emerge.

Everybody Lies

Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

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Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062390872

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Foreword by Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.

Film

An International Bibliography

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Author: Malte Hagener,Michael Töteberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 479

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The permissive society and its enemies

sixties British culture

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Author: Marcus Collins

Publisher: Rivers Oram Press

ISBN: 9781854891464

Category: History

Page: 252

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Deconstructing the myth of Britain's “swinging sixties,” this collection of essays examines the revolution of cultural permissiveness in postwar Britain and how societal debates over drug use, pornography, and women's rights of this period have influenced current thinking. Britain's period of nebulous social change is analyzed by defining permissiveness, locating the movement's origins, identifying its proponents and opponents, and assessing long-term consequences. Discussions of ludic liberalism, lesbian politics, beatnik ideology, and the rise of the moral crusader highlight the developing subcultures of Britain's society.

Women in British cinema

mad, bad, and dangerous to know

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Author: Sue Harper

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: 9780826447326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 261

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A survey of the ways women have been represented in British cinema from the 1930s to the present.

Michael Reeves

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Author: Benjamin Halligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Cine-literate and single-minded, Michael Reeves took on exploitative film production companies, the British censors and even Vincent Price to create a unique vision of savage poetry and lacerating despair: Witchfinder General. He died aged 25 in 1969, between the end of Swinging London and the collapse of the British film industry - an apt candidate to represent all that could have been. This critical biography claims Reeves as the great, lost auteur of British cinema and traces his conception of film back to his childhood and formative experiences. The Sorcerers and Witchfinder General as foreshadowing and critiquing the psychedelic and revolutionary zeitgeist. Reeves' earlier work on the fringes of the freewheeling European exploitation cinema is also covered, with particular emphasis on the Revenge of the Blood Beast. here for the first time - draft scripts, correspondence and original documentation pertaining to the controversial censorship of Witchfinder, and Reeves' struggle with his own, private demons, Halligan creates a complete picture of this elusive, driven figure and his films. He speculates on what Reeves would have gone on to achieve, and why this should still matter.

Film Genre Reader II

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Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 581

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For almost a decade, Film Genre Reader has been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film. Now Barry Grant has revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This second edition contains eight new essays for a total of twenty-nine essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars, including John G. Cawelti, Thomas Elsaesser, Paul Schrader, Thomas Schatz, Robin Wood, Steve Neale, and Linda Williams.The anthology covers the full range of theoretical issues and critical approaches to film genre. The first section concentrates on genre theory, covering such topics as generic definition, genre and ideology, genre and sexuality, and the generic experience. The second section analyzes a wide variety of particular genres, including westerns, science fiction, film noir, melodrama, romantic comedy, musicals, horror, gangster, disaster, war, and epic films. The extensive bibliography has also been updated and expanded.