PornographyASecretHistory

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Christie Hua Film Studies 150PG Penley PORNGRAPHY: A SECRET HISTORY On one or two pages, please list two or three of the most surprising things you got from each of the five episodes of the documentary Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation : 1. The Road to Ruin: Antiquity 2. The Sacred and Profane: The Printing Press 3. The Mechanical Eye: The Photograph 4. Twentieth Century Foxy: Film 5. Sex Lives on Videotape: Video Episode 1 1. I was surprised that the Romans did not restrict images of sex in their households and instead found it necessary to display them in order to show that they were “in touch with society.” 2. It’s kind of funny that George Witt had an entire private “connoisseur” collection of artwork devoted to genitalia and sex. Obviously, it’s rare to find these collections in the Victorian era. Episode 2 1. “The First Bath of Christ” depicts Jesus with what appears to be a very large endowment for a young child, and it’s ironic that this was done during a time
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