Publisher :National Geographic Books Release Date :2016-12-27 ISBN :014139434X Pages :0 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (141 users)
Download or read book The 120 Days of Sodom written by Marquis de Sade and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2016-12-27 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new translation of Sade’s most notorious, shocking, and influential novel. Winner of the 2017 Scott Moncrieff Prize This distressing but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Publisher :GENERAL PRESS Release Date :2022-08-12 ISBN :9354992749 Pages :684 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (354 users)
Download or read book 120 Days of Sodom written by Marquis de Sade and published by GENERAL PRESS. This book was released on 2022-08-12 with total page 684 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1904, ‘120 Days of Sodom’ is a 1785 novel by Marquis de Sade, a French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer celebrated for his literary portrayals of a primarily imagined libertine sexuality. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts. It is the tale of four noble male libertines who choose to follow ultimate sexual gratification in the form of orgies. To this end, they seclude themselves in an isolated castle in the heart of the Black Forest for four months, along with a harem of 46 victims-most of whom are young male and female teenagers.
Publisher :British Film Inst Release Date :2000-07 ISBN : Pages :106 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Salo written by Gary Indiana and published by British Film Inst. This book was released on 2000-07 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Salò or The Hundred and Twenty Days of Sodom (Salò o Le centoventi giornate di Sodoma, 1975) is one of the most controversial and scandalous films ever made. It was Pier Paolo Pasolini's last film; he was murdered shortly after completing it. An adaptation of Sade's vicious masterpiece, but relocated to Fascist-ruled Italy, Salò is an unflinching, violent portrayal of sexual cruelty which many find too disturbing to watch. But insightful artworks are often disturbing. Beneath the extreme, taboo-breaking surface of Salò, Gary Indiana argues, is a deeply penetrating account of human behavior that resonates not only as an account of fascism but as a picture of the corporate, morally compromised world we live in today.
Publisher :e-artnow sro Release Date : ISBN : Pages :1230 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book Focus On: 100 Most Popular French-language Films written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 1230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2019-07-25 ISBN :1838717943 Pages :96 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (838 users)
Download or read book Salo written by Gary Indiana and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beneath the extreme, taboo-breaking surface of 'Salo' (a controversial and scandalous film made in 1975), Gary Indiana argues that there's a deeply penetrating account of human behaviour which resonates as an account of fascism and as a picture of the corporate world we live in. 'Salo' was Pier Pasolini's last film (he was murdered shortly after completing it). An adaptation of Sade's vicious masterpiece, it is an unflinching, violent portrayal of sexual cruelty which many find too disturbing to watch.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2020-05-06 ISBN :1848880200 Pages :175 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (848 users)
Download or read book Examining Aspects of Sexuality and the Self written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-05-06 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents various points of view on historical, sociological, and linguistic approaches to sexuality and the self. This eBook is comprised of thirteen chapters and is a result of proceedings from the 6th Global Conference on Persons and Sexualities.
Publisher :Self-Publish Release Date :2020-12-16 ISBN : Pages :111 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma written by Maria Cremonini and published by Self-Publish. This book was released on 2020-12-16 with total page 111 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The events take place in two locations, in the Salò where Mussolini made his last stop (1944-45) and in Marzabotto where the Nazis killed the inhabitants of an entire country. The leitmotif is that of De Sade: four 'gentlemen', fascists of that time, but particularly cultured, capable of reading Nietzsche and quoting Baudelaire, organize first roundups and kidnappings of boys and girls and then, assisted by young fascist soldiers, they organize tremendous parties in a secluded villa and finally kill everyone.
Publisher :Rutgers University Press Release Date :2019-01-14 ISBN :081359958X Pages :413 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (813 users)
Download or read book Unwatchable written by Nicholas Baer and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-14 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "We all have images that we find unwatchable, whether for ethical, political, or sensory-affective reasons. From news coverage of terror attacks to viral videos of police brutality, and from graphic horror films to incendiary artworks that provoke mass boycotts, many of the images in our media culture strike as beyond the pale of consumption. Yet what does it mean to proclaim a media object "unwatchable": disturbing, revolting, poor, tedious, or literally inaccessible? Appealing to a broad academic and general readership, Unwatchable offers multidisciplinary approaches to the vast array of troubling images that circulate in our global visual culture, from cinema, television, and video games through museums and classrooms to laptops, smart phones, and social media platforms. This anthology assembles 60 original essays by scholars, theorists, critics, archivists, curators, artists, and filmmakers who offer their own responses to the broadly suggestive question: What do you find unwatchable? The diverse answers include iconoclastic artworks that have been hidden from view, dystopian images from the political sphere, horror movies, TV advertisements, classic films, and recent award-winners"--
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2019-02-01 ISBN :0190681039 Pages :384 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (19 users)
Download or read book Ennio Morricone written by Alessandro De Rosa and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master composer Ennio Morricone's scores go hand-in-hand with the idea of the Western film. Often considered the world's greatest living film composer, and most widely known for his innovative scores to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and the other Sergio Leone's movies, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and more recently, The Hateful Eight, Morricone has spent the past 60 years reinventing the sound of cinema. In Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words, composers Ennio Morricone and Alessandro De Rosa present a years-long discussion of life, music, and the marvelous and unpredictable ways that the two come into contact with and influence each other. The result is what Morricone himself defines: "beyond a shadow of a doubt the best book ever written about me, the most authentic, the most detailed and well curated. The truest." Opening for the first time the door of his creative laboratory, Morricone offers an exhaustive and rich account of his life, from his early years of study to genre-defining collaborations with the most important Italian and international directors, including Leone, Bertolucci, Pasolini, Argento, Tornatore, Malick, Carpenter, Stone, Nichols, De Palma, Beatty, Levinson, Almodóvar, Polanski and Tarantino. In the process, Morricone unveils the curious relationship that links music and images in cinema, as well as the creative urgency at the foundation of his experimentations with "absolute music". Throughout these conversations with De Rosa, Morricone dispenses invaluable insights not only on composing but also on the broader process of adaptation and what it means to be human. As he reminds us, "Coming into contact with memories doesn't only entail the melancholy of something that slips away with time, but also looking forward, understanding who I am now. And who knows what else may still happen."
Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2018-08-01 ISBN :1474427391 Pages :234 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (474 users)
Download or read book Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema written by Simon Hobbs and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-01 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using paratextual theory to address the accusations of gimmickry often directed towards extreme art films, Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema focuses upon the DVD and Blu-ray object, analysing how sleeve designs, blurbs, and special features shape the identity of the film.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2016-06-01 ISBN :1137566523 Pages :202 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (137 users)
Download or read book Althusser and Pasolini written by Agon Hamza and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Agon Hamza offers an in-depth analysis of the main thesis of Louis Althusser’s philosophical enterprise alongside a clear, engaging dissection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s most important films. There is a philosophical, religious, and political relationship between Althusser’s philosophy and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s films. Hamza teases out the points of contact, placing specific focus on critiques of ideology, religion, ideological state apparatuses, and the class struggle. The discussion, however, does not address Althusser and Pasolini alone. Hamza also draws on Spinoza, Hegel, Marx, and Žižek to complete his study. Pasolini’s films are a treasure-trove of Althusserian thought, and Hamza ably employs Althusserian terms in his reading of the films. Althusser and Pasolini provides a creative reconstruction of Althusserian philosophy, as well as a novel examination of Pasolini’s film from the perspective of the filmmaker’s own thought and Althusser’s theses.
Publisher :John Benjamins Publishing Company Release Date :2018-10-15 ISBN :9027263493 Pages :453 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (27 users)
Download or read book Where is Adaptation? written by Casie Hermansson and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2018-10-15 with total page 453 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where is Adaptation? Mapping cultures, texts, and contexts explores the vast terrain of contemporary adaptation studies and offers a wide variety of answers to the title question in 24 chapters by 29 international practitioners and scholars of adaptation, both eminent and emerging. From insightful self-analyses by practitioners (a novelist, a film director, a comics artist) to analyses of adaptations of place, culture, and identity, the authors brought together in this collection represent a broad cross-section of current work in adaptation studies. From the development of technologies impacting film festivals, to the symbiotic potential of interweaving disability and adaptation studies, censorship, exploring the “glocal,” and an examination of the Association for Adaptation Studies at its 10th anniversary, the original contributions in this volume aim to trace the leading edges of this evolving field.
Publisher :NYU Press Release Date :2022-05-17 ISBN :147980312X Pages : pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (479 users)
Download or read book The Forbidden Body written by Douglas E. Cowan and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From creature features to indie horror flicks, find out what happens when sex, horror, and the religious imagination come together Throughout history, religion has attempted to control nothing so much as our bodies: what they are and what they mean; what we do with them, with whom, and under what circumstances; how they may be displayed—or, more commonly, how they must be hidden. Yet, we remain fascinated, obsessed even, by bodies that have left, or been forced out of, their “proper” place. The Forbidden Body examines how horror culture treats these bodies, exploring the dark spaces where sex and the sexual body come together with religious belief and tales of terror. Taking a broad approach not limited to horror cinema or popular fiction, but embracing also literary horror, weird fiction, graphic storytelling, visual arts, and participative culture, Douglas E. Cowan explores how fears of bodies that are tainted, impure, or sexually deviant are made visible and reinforced through popular horror tropes. The volume challenges the reader to move beyond preconceived notions of religion in order to decipher the “religious imagination” at play in the scary stories we tell over and over again. Cowan argues that stories of religious bodies “out of place” are so compelling because they force us to consider questions that religious belief cannot comfortably answer: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why do we suffer? And above all, do we matter? As illuminating as it is unsettling, The Forbidden Body offers a fascinating look at how and why we imagine bodies in all the wrong places.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2020-10-12 ISBN :1317992903 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (317 users)
Download or read book Queer Asian Cinema written by Andrew Grossman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore queer themes in films from Hong Kong gangster flicks to Bollywood melodramas! Although Asian films have reached a new height in popularity worldwide, Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade is the first full-length book in English solely devoted to examining the aesthetics and politics of homosexuality in Asian films. This unique book presents multiple points of view on the portrayal of gay, lesbian, and transgendered people in film throughout Asia. From the subversive sadomasochism of Japan's ”pink films” to the hard-boiled world of Hong Kong's gangster movies, Queer Asian Cinema analyzes and discusses attitudes toward homosexuality in the full spectrum of Asian film. In addition to studies of the representation of identified gay men, lesbians, and transgendered individuals, it reveals the hidden homoerotic subtext of otherwise conventional films. Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade examines diverse aspects of Asian films, including: the political and psychological links between feudal and sadomasochist hierarchies the inevitable punishment of homoerotic bonds in gangster films the integration of the homosexual couple into the Confucian family structure in Korean films the complexities of cross-gender casting the differences between transvestism and cross-dressing the definition of male genitalia as obscene Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade brings together experts in both film-making and movie criticism, providing a balanced viewpoint to unite the worlds of academic and popular perceptions on this subject. It opens an exciting discussion of this important and largely neglected area of cinematic discourse.
Publisher :Columbia University Press Release Date :2012 ISBN :0231153589 Pages :327 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (231 users)
Download or read book Screening Torture written by Michael Flynn and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before 9/11, films addressing torture outside of the horror/slasher genre depicted the practice in a variety of forms. In most cases, torture was cast as the act of a desperate and depraved individual, and the viewer was more likely to identify with the victim rather than the torturer. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, scenes of brutality and torture in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and action films appear for little other reason than to titillate and delight. In these films, torture is devoid of any redeeming qualities, represented as an exercise in brutal senselessness carried out by authoritarian regimes and institutions. This volume follows the shift in the representation of torture over the past decade, specifically in documentary, action, and political films. It traces and compares the development of this trend in films from the United States, Europe, China, Latin America, South Africa, and the Middle East. Featuring essays by sociologists, psychologists, historians, journalists, and specialists in film and cultural studies, the collection approaches the representation of torture in film and television from multiple angles and disciplines, connecting its aesthetics and practices to the dynamic of state terror and political domination.
Publisher :Verso Release Date :1995-10-17 ISBN :9781859840429 Pages :306 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (84 users)
Download or read book The Book of Sodom written by Paul Hallam and published by Verso. This book was released on 1995-10-17 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The biblical story of the destruction of Sodom has inspired countless literary visions. The city has elicited writing from Milton, Sade, Proust, Dostoevsky and Tournier, among others. This work contains an anthology of Sodom texts spanning several centuries. Paul Hallam has also provided his own reading of these languages of prejudice, obsession and desire in an extensive essay.
Publisher :Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. Release Date :2007 ISBN :9780754654353 Pages :226 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (654 users)
Download or read book Gender and Utopia in the Eighteenth Century written by Nicole Pohl and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2007 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Utopian exchanges : negotiating difference in utopia / Lee Cullen Khanna -- A fragile utopia of sensibility : David Simple / Joseph F. Bartolomeo -- Gothic utopia : heretical sanctuary in Ann Radcliffe's The Italian / Brenda Tooley -- Rewriting Rousseau : Isabelle de Charrière's domestic dystopia / Caroline Weber -- Utopia in the seraglio : feminist hermeneutics and Montesquieu's Lettres persanes / Mary McAlpin -- Transparency and the enlightenment body : utopian space in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall and De Sade's The 120 days of sodom / Ana M. Acosta -- Emperess of the world : gender and the voyage utopia / Nicole Pohl -- A man might find every think in your country : improvement, patriarchy and gender in Robert Paltock's The life and adventures of Peter Wilkins / Elizabeth Hagglund and Jonathan Laidlow -- Generating regenerated generations : race, kinship and sexuality in Henry Neville's Isle of pines / Seth Denbo -- Thinking globally, acting locally : enlightenment utopianism for 21st century feminists? / Alessa Johns.