Horror films are almost always shrouded in murder, mystery and suspense, but did you know the genre is also cloaked in symbolism? Michael Myers was the embodiment of the small town evil and meaningless hate crimes that Carpenter experienced growing up in the south. And an omnipresent theme in most, if not all, horror movies is sex.
T he posters, the trailers, the teaser trailers, and the teaser-posters are all emerging. It is not clear if this poster could possibly exist anywhere but online. Displayed in shopping malls and tube stations, it might mean that members of the public wishing to walk past it must present proof of age to a specially positioned squadron of police to show that they are 18 or over.
Sex in film is the presence of sexuality in a film. Since the development of the medium, the presence in films of any form of sexuality has been controversial. Some films containing sex scenes have been criticized by religious groups or have been banned or the subject of censorship by governments, or both.
Part A meets Part B. When George Miller eschewed the green screens and strapped his stuntmen into giant harnesses to bob on pendulums of death for Mad Max: Fury Roadviewers roared with approval because they recognized that they were witnessing something special. Audiences come to cineplexes in search of something real, and even if the people onscreen may be playing make-believe, some actions retain an absolute meaning regardless of the intent of those parties performing them. Two actors can have sex and not mean it, but they did indeed do the deed, and that counts for something.
Eric Kohn. While Weinstein may have been the tipping point, there was a palpable drum roll leading to his downfall. The Times played a critical role in stimulating that reality check, but starting the timeline with Weinstein ignores that the community began wrestling with these issues at a much earlier point.
Danny Hensel. Two strangers uncover a mutual, lost history amid the heat of a Barcelona summer in Julio Castro's feature debut, End of the Century. Cinema Guild hide caption.
One of my dearest friends also happens to be one of the foremost film historians, Professor Lou Sabini. Lou attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and now teaches film history at a college in Connecticut. Lou was a protege of the noted film historian William K. Everson his books were important in my study of film.