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Tokyo Vertigo (2001) - Stephen Barber [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Sadomania : Sinema de Sade (2006) - Jack Hunter, Stephen Barber (Contributor) [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Stephen Barber is a British political scientist based at London Metropolitan University's European Research Forum. He is a specialist in British party politics and political economy. He holds a BA in government, an MA in contemporary history and a PhD in political science, awarded from London universities. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Barber [Jan 2007]
Tokyo Vertigo (2001) - Stephen Barber
The Sunday Times, April 2001
'Exhilarating and disquieting, Barber pays particular attention to eroticism and avant-garde art. A fascinating book.'
Innovative travel writing by award-winning writer Stephen Barber as he guides the reader through the ultimate futuristic city: Tokyo. A cinematic portrayal of the city, from close-up portraits of individual citizens to panoramic descriptions of its vast avenues and immense digital image screens, from day to night, past to present, Tokyo Vertigo is visceral, exhilirating travel writing.
Sadomania : Sinema de Sade (2006) - Jack Hunter, Stephen Barber (Contributor)
Sadomania investigates the zone where the Marquis de Sade's life, literature, and legend most closely collide with cinema.
Featuring directors such as Luis Bunuel, Jesus Franco, Joe D'Amato, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, and covering genres from horror, sexploitation, and hardcore porn to art house and underground, Sadomania covers a plethora of films that are inspired by the writings or life of de Sade.
Illustrated throughout, Sadomania will appeal to fans of erotic film and literature alike.
About the Author
Jack Hunter is an experet on Japanese culture and author of the Japanese film study "Eros In Hell". his other film books include "moonchild', on the films of Kenneth Anger.
First ever book on de Sade and Cinema EXTREME ADULT FILM CULTURE The Marquis de Sade (1740 - 1804) is perhaps the most extreme example of a writer whose actual life history has been inextricably confused with the events and characters depicted in his fiction, resulting in the popular perception of de Sade as some mythic personnification of sexual depravity, cruelty and evil. Sadomania investigates the zone where de Sade's life, literature and legend most closely collide with cinema. Featuring examinations of the films of directors such as Luis Bunuel, Jesus Franco, Joe D'Amato, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, and covering genres from horror, sexploitation and hardcore porn to arthouse and underground, Sadomania covers a plethora of films that are partially or entirely based either on the writings of de Sade, or on de Sade's life, or on some fictional notion of de Sade or his family. Fully illustrated throughout, Sadomania is a comprehensive document of "Sadean" cinema that will appeal to fans of erotic film and literature alike. Covers many different film genres, and directors ranging from Pasolini and Bunuel to Jess Franco and Joe d'Amato; packed with cult movies; Heavily illustrated with rare erotic film stills; Contributors include noted film critics and cultural historians: Stephen Barber, Xavier Mendik, Jack Sargeant...; Number 6 in the acclaimed "Persistence of Vision" series; Jack Hunter is author of many film studies, including: "Eros in Hell", "Moonchild", and "Inside Teradome"; Part of Creation's "Marquis de Sade" season; National press coverage, full online promotion --via Amazon.co.uk
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