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Test 3 - Test #3 Sex In The Cinema. The Beginning. o -There...

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Test #3 Sex In The Cinema…. The Beginning…. o -There was always a preoccupation with sex! The End of Sex… The Hays Code o -You must suffer for your adultery o -No expressive kissing o -Seduction of rape should never be more than suggested o -No mixed races dating Where the Boys are to Deep Throat -Early Beginnings o June 1957: Roth vs. US –”No redeeming social value o Hollywood distinctly conservative o Religious boards and censors have much power The Nudie Cuties o Cinematic Burlesque shows o Short, non-linear, cheap and easy to make o Show in Drive-in’s (especially in the South) and disreputable movie houses o 1959 Immoral Mr. Tees --1964 (first hit) o -“mondo cane” o Kennedy assassination (1969) o European invasion-turning away from all things American o Hollywood sticks to formula --the pioneers-
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o Russ Meyer- exemplified everything in porn American Preferred exuberant well endowed women Exploitative, sex, and violent Dealt with lower class Political Simplistic, political o Radley Metzger American though filmed in Europe Preferred strong, self-possessed modern women Equality among sexes, sex was meant to be enjoyed by both Dealt with the upper class Complex, un-political Mid 60s and European influence o Most northern european countries decriminalize pornography o Less conservative attitude about sex o The art-film mystique o I, a Woman (1965) wildly popular, banned confiscated -radley Metzger o Took advantage of changing gender roles Censorships Last Stand (1967-1967) o I am Curious, Yellow (67) contains full male and female nudity o New York declares it obscene o Defended by sociologists, psychologists, critics
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Court of Appeals overturns ruling on grounds of “intellectual effort” o Huge success at the box office o President Nixon commission on Porn o Formation of the MPAA’s rating code(1968) o Vietnam, drug, hippie culture has a strong effect o Hollywood begins to take notice “Midnight cowboy” becomes first X rated movie to win best picture Soft goes Hard o Freewheeling 70s o Mona (1970) becomes 1 st hardcore movie to have linear storyline o Continued influence from Europe o More provocative subject matter introduced o Deep Throat (1972) becomes 1 st hardcore mass audience success The 70 and 80’s “PORNO CHIC” The Advent of VCR o 1975-76 1 ST consumer marketing o VHS vs Beta o People could now enjoy adult material in the privacy of their home o In 1978, when fewer than 1% of American homes had VCR’s, over 75% of VHS tapes sold were pornographic. Some have suggested the Sony’s Betamax lost to VHS, despite technological superiority, because Sony refused to allow porn industry to use their format o SONY BETA DID NOT WIN BECAUSE NO PORN. Chapter 4 (116-155)
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course MC 64842 taught by Professor Sanders during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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Test 3 - Test #3 Sex In The Cinema. The Beginning. o -There...

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