Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I guess her leg wound is kinda hot.

Taschen has always slooooowly added to their excellent collection of film books, but lately they're working overtime. They just dropped the mouth watering/wallet breaking Stanley Kubrick Archives. They've added Paul Verhoeven (gulp) to the director series. And they've prepared an overview of sex in the movies called Erotic Cinema.

The book is going to start with the first filmed kiss in 1896 and work up to the present by looking at unsimulated sex in the indies. This is what caught my eye: the book features in depth studies of the ten most erotic films ever made. The ten films are:
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • Betty Blue
  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Romance
  • Law of Desire
  • Kids
  • Basic Instinct
  • Crash
  • The Night Porter
  • Y Tu Mama Tambien
Am I missing something? Isn't Kids proudly unerotic? Isn't Crash more a clinical deconstruction of a particular fetish than a genuinely erotic movie? (Ditto The Night Porter.) Obviously these films should be discussed in the book... but in the top ten, most erotic films of all time? Uh no.


At 11:44 AM, Blogger Dashiell said...

That Kubrick book makes my mouth water and my eyes all teary.


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