Unquiet Dreams

Unquiet Dreams : The Bestiary of Walerian Borowczyk

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Walerian Borowczyk was far and away the classiest of sleazy film-makers, and the sleaziest of the classy ones. Starting as an animator and director of visually rich kafkaesque fantasies ("Blanche," "Goto, Island of Love") he went on to divide audiences by moving into graphic erotica ("Immoral Tales," "The Beast") and subsequently worked his way through exploitation tropes (nunsploitation, Jeksploitation, togasploitation) before creatively imploding spectacularly with his bizarre contribution to the Emmanuelle series. Inspired in look and feel by seventies film and filth mags like "Continental Film Review" and "Sex Stars System," the present author does not much value coherence or consistency. He is interested in contexts and connections, obscure minutiae, jokes (he will judge what is funny), and blurry screen grabs of topless women from seventies softcore flicks. Whilst not ideal, it's better than nothing. Probably. You figure it out. Plus INDEX!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 9mm | 327g
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 407 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
  • 0992302161
  • 9780992302160
  • 1,166,501

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"A worthy and recommended addition to your euro-trash cinema bookshelf." John Harrison, Sin Street Sleaze.
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