Walerian Borowczyk: Cinema of Erotic Dreams

Walerian Borowczyk Cinema of Erotic Dreams WALERIAN BOROWCZYK by JEREMY MARK ROBINSON Walerian Borowczyk known as Boro is one of cinema s one offs Quite simply there is no filmmaker quite like Borowczyk Borowczyk s films have an astonishing

  • Title: Walerian Borowczyk: Cinema of Erotic Dreams
  • Author: Jeermy Mark Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781861713674
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • WALERIAN BOROWCZYK by JEREMY MARK ROBINSON Walerian Borowczyk known as Boro is one of cinema s one offs Quite simply, there is no filmmaker quite like Borowczyk Borowczyk s films have an astonishing, magical quality They reach a place very rare in contemporary cinema, and are quite unlike the films of any other auteur Borowczyk s films create their own space, withWALERIAN BOROWCZYK by JEREMY MARK ROBINSON Walerian Borowczyk known as Boro is one of cinema s one offs Quite simply, there is no filmmaker quite like Borowczyk Borowczyk s films have an astonishing, magical quality They reach a place very rare in contemporary cinema, and are quite unlike the films of any other auteur Borowczyk s films create their own space, with imagery, sounds and music of a really exceptional power.Jeremy Robinson discusses each Borowczyk film in detail, sometimes going through scenes shot by shot.Fully illustrated, with stills from Borowczyk s movies, and from the history of erotica, a bibliography, filmography and notes 252pp.The text has been updated for this new 2nd edition crmoon EXTRACT FROM THE INTRODUCTIONGoto Island of Love was the first Walerian Borowczyk film that made a big impression on audiences and critics, winning a number of prizes I first saw Goto Island of Love in 1982, at Bournemouth Film School, when we watched 16mm prints as part of our film history programme You could see there was an astonishing vision at work here I remember above all the creation of a visceral, idiosyncratic and original world.If I had to single out some films, I d cite Blanche, Immoral Tales, Behind Convent Walls, The Beast and Goto Island of Love, for their painterly sense, the use of props and costumes, and the incredible attention to detail Very stylish, mysterious, poetic Not forgetting the acute awareness of the history of religion and literature Borowczyk produced some of the most memorable images in European cinema, the equal of Ingmar Bergman, Sergei Paradjanov or Andrei TarkovskyTHOR S NOTE I spent a long time researching and compiling this book It contains a huge amount of information on the amazing filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk, much of which is very, very hard to find You have to really dig around to discover valuable information on Boro The book relates Borowczyk to many other filmmakers and movies, from the European art movie tradition, but also the horror genre, and animation it analyzes each of Borowcyk s movie in depth from the sublime Goto and Immoral Tales to the downright terrible Emmanuelle 5 it assesses the critical reception of Borowczyk, and the current perception of Borowcyk as a director it contains many illustrations some of which are rare it considers Borowczyk s love of erotica with illustrations and it contains a useful bibliography and list of sources.Lastly, my book on Walerian Borowczyk is clearly written in an entertaining style, which I hope will encourage the reader to seek out some of Borowczyk s strange, lyrical, hallucinatory and erotic movies And if you ve already seen them, I hope my book will offer some fresh insights into Borowcyk.

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