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The X List : The National Society of Film Critics' Guide to the Movies That Turn Us On - Jami Bernard

The X List

The National Society of Film Critics' Guide to the Movies That Turn Us On

Paperback Published: 27th September 2005
ISBN: 9780306814457
Number Of Pages: 330

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National Society of Film Critics dares to go where few mainstream critics have gone before-to the heart of what gets the colored lights going, as they say in "A Streetcar Named Desire." Here is their take on the films that quicken their (and our) pulses-an enterprise both risky and risque, an entertaining overview of the most arousing films Hollywood has every produced. But make no mistake about it: This isn't a collection of esoteric "critic's choice" movies. The films reflect individual taste, rubbing against the grain of popular wisdom. And, because of the personal nature of the erotic forces at play, these essays will reveal more about the individual critics than perhaps they have revealed thus far to their readers. The Society is a world-renowned, marquee-name organization embracing some of America's most distinguished critics, more than forty writers who have followings nationally as well as devoted local constituencies in such major cities as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Minneapolis.Yes, "The X List" will have something for every lover of film-and for every lover.

Introductionp. xv
The Age of Innocence (1993)p. 1
Anatomy of Hell (2004)p. 5
A Nos Amours (1984)p. 9
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)p. 12
Baby Doll (1956)p. 16
Baby Face (1933)p. 19
Bad Education (2004)p. 23
Baise-Moi (2000)p. 26
Basic Instinct (1992)p. 29
Behind the Green Door (1972)p. 33
Annabel Chong: Casting the First Pebblep. 36
Belle de Jour (1967)p. 38
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)p. 41
Black Sunday (1960)p. 45
Blue Velvet (1986)p. 48
Body Heat (1981)p. 51
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)p. 54
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)p. 57
Carmen Jones (1954)p. 60
Contempt (1963)p. 64
Crash (1996)p. 67
Crimes of Passion (1984)p. 70
Days of Heaven (1978)p. 73
Deep Throat (1972)p. 76
Don't Look Now (1973)p. 81
Ecstasy (1933)p. 84
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)p. 88
Eyes Without a Face (1959)p. 91
Possession: What You Missedp. 94
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)p. 96
Femme Fatale (2002)p. 99
Why Vertigo?p. 102
La Femme Nikita (1990)p. 104
Forever Mine (1999)p. 107
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)p. 111
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)p. 114
Gilda (1946)p. 117
Connie Nielsen: Empress Minep. 120
Great Expectations (1998)p. 122
Hercules and Hercules Unchained (1959, 1960)p. 125
Horror of Dracula (1958)p. 129
In The Cut (2003)p. 133
The Female Gazep. 136
In The Mood For Love (2000)p. 138
In The Realm of The Senses (1976)p. 141
In My Skin: Hack Workp. 144
Intimacy (2001)p. 146
Irma Vep (1996)p. 149
Irreversible (2002)p. 153
It Happened One Night (1934)p. 156
The Eroticism of Wordsp. 160
Kinsey (2004)p. 162
Klute (1971)p. 166
The Last of The Mohicans (1992)p. 169
Last Tango in Paris (1972)p. 173
Last Tango with Grandmap. 176
Laura (1944)p. 178
Laurel Canyon (2002)p. 182
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)p. 185
The Makioka Sisters (1983)p. 189
Mccabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)p. 192
Swoon, Britanniap. 195
Morocco (1930)p. 197
Mulholland Drive (2001)p. 200
The Mummy (1932)p. 203
Habit-formingp. 206
O Fantasma (2000)p. 209
Ossessione (1943)p. 213
Pandora's Box (1929)p. 216
Peeping Tom (1960)p. 219
Persona (1966)p. 222
Picnic (1955)p. 226
Poison Ivy (1992)p. 230
My Own Private Barrymorep. 233
Rebecca (1940)p. 235
Secretary (2002)p. 239
The Servant (1963)p. 243
Shampoo (1975)p. 247
Shanghai Express (1932)p. 250
The Song of Songs (1933)p. 253
Splendor in The Grass (1961)p. 256
Talk Dirty to Me (1980)p. 260
Annette Haven: What's a Classy Girl Like You Doing in a Movie Like This?p. 264
The Tango Lesson (1997)p. 266
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)p. 269
Trouble in Paradise (1932)p. 272
Troy (2004)p. 275
Twentynine Palms (2003)p. 278
Radley Metzger, Soft-core Auteurp. 280
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)p. 282
Wuthering Heights (1939)p. 286
Young Lady Chatterley (1977)p. 289
The Last X-Rated Picture Showp. 293
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)p. 295
Contributorsp. 299
Permissionsp. 309
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780306814457
ISBN-10: 0306814455
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 27th September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.34  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1