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AI NO CORRIDA : (JA/FR, Nagisa Oshima, 1976)
Earogenous zones : sound, sexuality and cinema / edited by Bruce Johnson
London: Equinox, 2010.
Call No: 632.6 JOH Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Equinox PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: x, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: SOUND; SEX IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; ULTIMO TANGO A PARIGI (IT/FR, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972); LAST EMPEROR, THE (UK/CC, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987); SHELTERING SKY, THE (US/IT, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990); AI NO CORRIDA (JA/FR, Nagisa Oshima, 1976); BARBARELLA (FR/IT, Roger Vadim, 1967); EYES WIDE SHUT (US/UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1999) Summary: With its capacity to defamiliarize and subvert visual representation, sound is not simply a source of information supplementary to the visual in the cinematic representation of sexuality, but a site of ambiguous ideologies and power relations. --
This collection exemplifies a variety of approaches to the sonic representation of sexuality in cinema. It draws on a range of sexual scenarios from pornography to sci-fi to art-house and includes cinema from various cultures and countries. Among the topics addressed are how the deployment of sound is implicated in gender politics in the representation of sexuality and how sounds are able to radically colour and even override the visual and lexical content of a film. --
Through sonicity the film-maker can challenge the ideologies at play underneath surface stereotypes, and introduce emotional overtones which meliorate the alienation generally associated with porn. Sound and music can establish a historical period as well as spatially localize sexuality within a framework that problematizes the distinctions between porn and erotica. They can introduce into the ahistorical sextopia of porn the cultural specificity of the notion of 'pornography' and indeed can shift a film in and out of that category, even desexualizing the naked human body. --
Bruce Johnson is an adjunct professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, and Visiting Professor at the University of Turku, Finland. His many publications in popular music and literary studies include The Oxford Companion to Australian Jazz. --Book Jacket. ISBN: 9781845533182 Contents: Sound decisions : interviews with Ole Ege / Bruce Johnson -- Beyond the valley of the ultra cliche´ : erotic plenitude in the films of Russ Meyer / Mark Evans with Matt Burgess -- The push/pull game : the dynamics of sound in Bertolucci's Last tango in Paris, The last emperor and The sheltering sky / Lesley Chow -- Depraved desire : sado-masochism, sexuality and sound in mid-1970s cinema / Clarice Butkus -- The peculiar "love" music in Oshima's Ai no korida / James Wierzbicki -- Lust in space : science fiction themes & sex cinema (1960-82) / Phil Hayward -- Zero gravity : science fiction themed porn cinema and its soundtracks 1990-2010 / Phil Hayward and Emil Stoichkov -- It's gotta be that new wave music : music in New wave hookers carries the joke / Laura Wiebe Taylor -- Making "a mall movie about a man with a 13-inch penis?" : popular music representations of pornographic intention / Liz Giuffre -- Musical loops : eyes wide shut? ears wide open / Kevin Clifton -- Multiple positions : sound, sex and aural dominance in 9 songs / Andrea Warren -- Music, image, and orgasm : getting off on the Shortbus / Marianne Tatom Letts -- In extremis : the roots, soundscapes and significations of 21st century zombie porn / Ralph G. Marsh More info
In the realm of the senses / Joan Mellen
London: bfi Publishing, 2004.
Call No: 79INT MEL Author: Mellen, Joan CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Source: UK Place: London Publisher: bfi Publishing PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 87 p. : ill. ; 19 cm Series: BFI FILM CLASSICS Subject: AI NO CORRIDA (JA/FR, Nagisa Oshima, 1976); OSHIMA, NAGISA Summary: A close analysis of the controversial and sexually explicit 1970s Japanse film ‘In the Realm of the Senses’ by Ohsima Nagisa. Examines the film from within various contexts - historical, social, political, and aesthetic - exploring its immediate and consequent impact on audiences and its film culture legacy. Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p.87; Film credits ISBN: 1844570347 (pbk.) : £8.99 More info
Questions of cinema / Stephen Heath
London: Macmillan, 1981.
Screening sex / Linda Williams
Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Call No: 749 WIL Author: Williams, Linda Source: US Place: Durham Publisher: Duke University Press PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: x, 412 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Series: A John Hope Franklin Center book Subject: SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS; PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEO; FONDA, JANE; BREILLAT, CATHERINE; FLESH AND THE DEVIL (US, Clarence Brown, 1926); SHORTBUS (US, John Cameron Mitchell, 2006); INTIMACY (FR, Patrice Chereau, 2001); ULTIMO TANGO A PARIGI (IT/FR, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972); DEEP THROAT (US, Jerry Gerard, 1972); BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (US, Ang Lee, 2005); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); AI NO CORRIDA (JA/FR, Nagisa Oshima, 1976) Summary: "For many years, kisses were the only sexual acts to be seen in mainstream American movies. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s, American cinema "grew up" in response to the sexual revolution, and movie audiences came to expect more knowledge about what happened between the sheets. In Screening Sex, film scholar Linda Williams investigates how sex acts have been represented on screen for more than a century and, just as important, how we have watched and experienced those representations."
"Combining stories of her own coming of age as a moviegoer with film history, cultural history, and readings of significant films, Williams presents a fascinating history of the on-screen kiss, a look at the shift from adolescent kisses to more grown-up displays of sex, and a comparison of the "tasteful" Hollywood sexual interlude with sexuality as represented in sexploitation, Blaxploitation, and avant-garde films. By understanding screening sex as both revelation and concealment, Williams has written the definitive study of sex at the movies."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Formerly CIP.; Includes bibliographical references (p. -395) and index. ISBN: 9780822342854 Contents: Of kisses and ellipses : the long adolescence of American movies (1896/1963) -- Going all the way : carnal knowledge on American screens (1961/1971) -- Going further : Last tango in Paris, Deep throat, and Boys in the sand (1971/1972) -- Make love, not war : Jane Fonda comes home (1968/1978) -- Hard-core eroticism : In the realm of the senses -- Primal scenes on American screens (1986/2005) -- Philosophy in the bedroom : hard-core art since the 1990s -- Conclusion: now playing on a small screen near you! More info
Sex, crime, Oshima : Ai no corrida (1976)
NFT (September/October 1983) p.2-7 More info
World cinema and the ethics of realism / Lucia Nagib
New York ; London: Continuum, 2011.
Call No: 64REA NAG Author: Nagib, Lucia Place: New York ; London Publisher: Continuum PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xiv, 293 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; WORLD CINEMA; MONTEIRO, JOAO CESAR; HERZOG, WERNER; AI NO CORRIDA (JA/FR, Nagisa Oshima, 1976); CRIME DELICADO (BL, Beto Brant, 2005); TERRA EM TRANSE (BL, Glauber Rocha, 1967); DEUS E O DIABO NA TERRA DO SOL (BL, Glauber Rocha, 1964); ATANARJUAT, THE FAST RUNNER (CA, Zacharias Kunuk, 2001 ); YAABA (UV, Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1989); QUATRE CENTS COUPS, LES (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1959); YA - CUBA (UR/CU, Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964) Summary: A sweeping study of world cinema, illustrating how its creative peaks stem from the urge to reveal otherwise hidden political and social dimensions of reality. ISBN: 9781441165831 Donation: donated by the author. More info