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Strange New World

Author : Jon Abbott
ISBN : 1505670179
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Black and white / 710 pages / Adult content and strong language To look at the world of the past through films can be a sobering insight into how things have changed, but to look at the world of the 20th century through sex films is to witness a world that is almost inexplicable. In no decade is this experience more bizarre than the 1970s, and yet it is less than half a century in the past. Was society really so strange and different only forty years ago? These films were often not pornography, as we understand the term. But what were they? Who made these films and why, and who were they made for? What did they say then, and what do they tell us now? In some cases, what were we thinking But in others, what have we lost? Nothing even remotely like these films is being made today. What has replaced them, and how, and why? JON ABBOTT, born in 1956 and a teenager in the 1970s, looks back at the era through over two hundred films exploiting sex and nudity, some of which he loved, and some of which he... liked a little less! This opinionated and fact-filled history looks at the strange new world that adults of both sexes and all ages found themselves in during the 1970s and surrounding decades, from the 1950s to the present day. It looks at films from all around the world, including America, Britain, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Czechoslovakia, China, and Japan, at sci-fi, horror, crime thrillers, comedies that weren't funny, and serious-minded films that were hilarious. Some of the best-known masters of sexploitation are well represented--Stanley Long, Greg Smith, Joe Sarno, Russ Meyer, Mac Ahlberg, Jess Franco, Jean Rollin, Tinto Brass--as are some of the sex films' most beautiful and prolific practitioners--Sylvia Kristel, Gloria Guida, Lina Romay, Maria Forsa, Edwige Fenech, Felicity Devonshire, Christina Lindberg, Joelle Coeur... and such mainstream movie names as Jane Fonda, Jenny Agutter, Julie Christie, and Pam Grier. JON ABBOTT has been writing about films and TV for over thirty years in a variety of publications, trade, populist, and specialist. This is his fifth book.

Sheer Filth

Author : David Flint
ISBN : 1903254760
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Published between 1987 and 1990, Sheer Filth offered a heady mix of shocking film and book reviews, wild music coverage, weird cartoons, incisive features and fascinating interviews with icons of cult cinema and adult entertainment. Mixing serious analysis with wild enthusiasm, Sheer Filth covered everything from XXX-rated cinema to true crime novels, from sleazy rock 'n' roll to experimental movies and from pulp fiction to cutting-edge art. This edition gathers all original content from the issues and also includes unseen material.

One Hundred Of The Best Most Violent Films Ever

Author : Jon Abbott
ISBN : 1530660866
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JON ABBOTT has been writing professionally about 20th century pop culture for over thirty years, with over four hundred articles on TV and film published in over two dozen different magazines, trade, specialist, and populist. Here, he looks at the very best violent movies of their kind before CGI ruined everything and turned action films into second-rate animated computer games. From Cagney and Corman to Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat, from Coffy and Black Caesar to Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction, from Republic serials to the Die Hards and their clones, from Shaft and Get Carter to Schwarzenegger and Stallone, these are films faked the hard way, with real stunts, real explosions, real muscles, real imagination, strong scripts, serious carnage, and real cars on real roads. Here are one hundred of the best, most violent movies ever. Where they came from, why they're great, and what's in 'em that makes them great. Today, Jon Abbott self-publishes, and has had two previous books published by McFarland in the U.S. This is his sixth book (search or click on my name below the title for the Amazon Author's Page). He lives in Brighton, England.

Sex Mom And God

Author : Frank Schaeffer
ISBN : 9781459622838
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From bestselling author Frank Schaeffer, a new laugh-out-loud take on his years growing up evangelical, focusing on the unforgettable figure of his mother....

Murderous Passions

Author : Stephen Thrower
ISBN : 1907222316
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Spanish filmmaker Jesus Franco (aka Jess Franco) directed more than 180 films in a career spanning six decades, making him one of the most prolific directors of all time and winner of a Lifetime Achievement prize at the 2009 Spanish Goya Film Awards. Yet his work frequently met with censorship resistance & was often despised by critics. Franco's taste for the sexy and horrific, his lifelong obsession with the Marquis De Sade and his roving hand-held camera style birthed a whole new strain of outlandish sado-erotica. This looks at the first half of his career.

Risky Business

Author : R. Serge Denisoff
ISBN : 141283337X
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The role of motion pictures in the popularity of rock music became increasingly significant in the latter twentieth century. Rock music and its interaction with film is the subject of this significant book that re-examines and extends Serge Denisoff’s pioneering observations of this relationship. Prior to Saturday Night Fever rock music had a limited role in the motion picture business. That movie’s success, and the success of its soundtrack, began to change the silver screen. In 1983, with Flashdance, the situation drastically evolved and by 1984, ten soundtracks, many in the pop/rock genre, were certified platinum. Choosing which rock scores to discuss in this book was a challenging task. The authors made selections from seminal films such as The Graduate, Easy Rider, American Grafitti, Saturday Night Fever, Help!, and Dirty Dancing. However, many productions of the period are significant not because of their success, but because of their box office and record store failures. Risky Business chronicles the interaction of two major mediums of mass culture in the latter twentieth century. This book is essential for those interested in communications, popular culture, and social change.

The Denial Of Death

Author : Ernest Becker
ISBN : 9780684832401
Genre : Philosophy
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Drawing from religion and the human sciences, particularly psychology after Freud, the author attempts to demonstrate that the fear of death is man's central concern

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