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#1 Prince Thrash

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:20 PM

I am in the middle of applying for a reading course on the topic of Pornography, and I am required to put together my own set of readings. If you guys have taken an ethics or Woman's Studies course, you know that the topic of porn is largely studied from an ethical or political point of view (it is impossible, at my school, to find it studied under any other lens). I thought that since, however, the cinematographer of a pornographic picture has already supplied us with a "lens", it makes sense for us to study pornography largely through this perspective, and leave the moral argument of whether it is simply right or wrong to others.

It is difficult to get books about porn that are written from such a view, that actually take into account cinematography, and cinematographical fads, in porn. If anyone simply knows of an article or a book that analyzes pornography from its cinemtatography, or a book that deals with cinematography on an extremely general level that can be inclusive of porn in a revealing way, please let me know.

Thanks for any help you guys can afford me,
Steve
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#2 Matthew Buick

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:36 PM

Your Majesty! Begging your royal pardon, but it is most proper to use one's real name in this court of commoners, rather that your majesty's royal title.

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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 06:02 PM

Ohhh! I'm such a Court Jester. :rolleyes:

What I mean is, it's generally the law on this forum to use your real name rather than a screen name, you can edit your screen name at 'My Controls', near trhe top of the screen.


Good Day. :)

Edited by Matthew Buick, 25 February 2008 - 06:03 PM.

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#4 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:04 PM

The lack of cinematographic originality in pornographic films defies the idea to write about this genre's "creative processes" from the lenser's viewpoint. And based on the circumstance that for large chunks of time, the public discourse and the artistic reception has not taken into account the moral and ethical issues and societal meanings pornography brings with it over humans, your somewhat annoyed-sounding stance on that is a bit ... odd.

You will, however, find a rather thankfully large body of textual source material from all angles on 'erotic depictions in cinema'. I hence suggest to change the Google or Amazon search terms. As most "erotic scenes" in mainstream cinema bear little difference in cinematic terms to all bar hard-core pornography for many decades now, you should find many sources that talk about copulating actors and how the camera swishes around them in any setting, from a flat in Paris (Schneider & Brando) to a flat in Chicago (Moore & Lowe).

(I.e., if you are interested in the general topic of depicting sex, erotics and physical presence of talent in cinema...; if, however, you are looking for the AC article on "Shaving Ryan's Privates ? The Gang Bang Omaha Beach Special Edition featuring "Queen of Squirt" Vicky Vixen's On Set featurette", then maybe you are approaching your topic from an ill-conceived angle)

Oh, and Steve, please follow Grand Master Buick's request and change your name, unless Tim is satisfied that Prince Thrash is indeed your real name (which makes your topical preference somewhat credible).

Cheers,

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#5 Jesus Sifuentes

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:31 AM

View the films of Andrew Blake. One of the most respected erotic filmmakers. He still shots in 16mm and considered an artist in Europe. He does soft to hardcore erotic films and uses some of the most stunning women and his cinematography is unmatched in the genre. The editing and cinematography convey a sense of unbearable teasing in his choice of shots. He tends to light very vibrantly and uses exotic locations for all his films. To date he is the only "pornographer" who has won a major award at an international film festival. You can base your thesis on this unique filmmaker.

http://en.wikipedia...._(pornographer)

http://andrewblake.com/

Edited by Jesús Sifuentes, 26 February 2008 - 12:32 AM.

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#6 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:31 AM

I totally agree with Michael you can find better and a lot of material/info if you change your search to erotic scenes. Then i saw Andrew Blake works to me that look like a glamour porno footage, that's all... I guess here you have a confusion between erotic & porn footage. Perhaps someone think they're the same but there are an invisible thin line between those...
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