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Sex and storytelling in modern cinema. Explicit sex, performance and cinematic technique / editor: Lindsay Coleman
Bib ID 6979523
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2016 
xv, 251 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781780766393 (hardback)
1780766394 (hardback)
9781780766409 (paperback)
1780766408 (paperback)
Series

International library of the moving image ; 19.

Summary

With full-frontal genitalia, erections, even actual sex featuring increasingly in films, this explicitness in presentation has caused critical consternation and accusations that such film narratives are pornographic. This book explores how, rather than being pornographic, explicit sex can be an essential element of cinematic storytelling today. Offering detailed analysis of how choices are made in the presentation of explicit sex in often very controversial films, such as 'Shame', 'Baise-Moi', 'Antichrist', 'Dogtooth' and 'Lust, Caution', the expert contributors - including Barbara Creed, Jacob Held and Linda Ruth Williams - show how sexual content can aid characterisation, highlight themes, and provide events that serve to develop plot. The impact of explicit sex as an element of a film's narrative is also revealed to be assisted by effective, nuanced performances and the incisive deployment of directorial technique.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Sex in motion pictures.  |  Pornographic films -- History and criticism.  |  Erotic films -- History and criticism.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Coleman, Lindsay, 1978- editor

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