Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Topic started by: Iain Fisher on November 04, 2018, 06:46:38 PM

Title: BFI's "10 Great films about sex"
Post by: Iain Fisher on November 04, 2018, 06:46:38 PM
The British Film Institute has come up with the a list of Great films about sex, then asked people to name ones they missed.  Number 3 on this is Crimes of Passion.

1 In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
2 Last Tango in Paris (1972)
3 Crimes of Passion (1984)
4 Crash (1996)
5 Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
6 The War Zone (1999)
7 9 Songs (2004)
8 Shortbus (2006)
9 Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
10 Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Some very good films in the list- Pasolini's Salo, Bertolucci's Last Tango, Oshima's Senses, Cronenberg's Crash as well as Ken's Crimes- a nice international mix.  I've also seen but not been too impressed by 9 Songs, and don't know the others.

The details are here
https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-films-about-sex (https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-films-about-sex)
Title: Re: BFI's "10 Great films about sex"
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 07, 2018, 05:49:29 PM
Well, that is 5 more than I have seen. Though, as I understand you need a strong stomach to watch some of these, especially Salo. You could actually come up with 10 films just by Ken himself. Maybe not all of these are great, but they are about sex in some small part or the other. Including Crimes of Passion, they'd include . . .

01. Women in Love
02. The Music Lovers
03. The Devils
04. Valentino
05. Crimes of Passion
06. Gothic
07. Salome's Last Dance
08. The Lair of the White Worm
09. The Rainbow
10. Whore
Title: Re: BFI's "10 Great films about sex"
Post by: Stefano on November 08, 2018, 09:59:59 PM
Thank you for the list, a very interesting one!
Very happy to see they put in Jan Svankmajer's "Conspirators of Pleasure", a true surreal masterpiece. I have to admit I have never seen "Crimes of Passion" and it's definitely time to see it now.
Sorry to see they didn't mention Ken's "The Devils" or the first Paul Verhoeven's Dutch movies (such as "Turks Fruit").
I wasn't very impressed by "9 Songs" either.