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WhoreWhore is a derogatory term for a prostitute. The term ho is a slang contraction of 'whore'.
The Whore of Babylon
The Whore of Babylon or Babylon the Great is one of several Christian allegorical figures of supreme evil, who is mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. She is associated with the figures of the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelations.
She makes her appearance in Revelations 17, in which she is described:"the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication." (Rev. 17:1-2 KJV)
She moreover bears the title, "Mystery, Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth." She is furthermore described as being "drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus." (Rev. 17:5-6) Her apocalyptic downfall is prophesied in Chapter 18. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whore_of_Babylon [Jan 2005]
'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633) - John Ford
'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1971) - Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
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John Ford (baptized April 17, 1586 - c.1640?) was a Caroline playwright and poet.
Ford is best known for the tragic play Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633) a family drama of incest. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ford_%28dramatist%29 [Sept 2005]
See also: tragedy - drama - theatre - 1600s
Whore (1991) - Ken Russell
Whore (1991) - Ken Russell [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
A late gem by Ken Russell. Ken experiments with actress Theresa Russell talking directly to the camera.
She is sick of passing her money to her pimp, and the film develops through flashbacks. There are strong links to Crimes of Passion, and some scenes are repeats of the earlier film, but whereas Crimes of Passion looked at sexuality, Whore is another rite of passage film as the whore develops her independence. This coupled with Theresa speaking straight to the camera make it almost a one-woman film. The mixture of whore and mother is also more convincing than China Blue's dual life.
Although the film is Russell's third American film (Altered States and Crimes of Passion went before) it was originally firmly set in Britain, based on a play by David Hines. The play, about a prostitute around the London King Cross area, was a monologue which led to Ken Russell's direct-to-camera approach.
The censored title is If You Can't Say It, Just See It. --http://www.iainfisher.com/russell/russ25.html [Jun 2005]
see also: Ken Russell - 1991
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