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by Simon Sheridan

  • Author: Simon Sheridan
  • ISBN: 0857682792
  • ISBN13: 978-0857682796
  • ePub: 1953 kb | FB2: 1542 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Titan Books; Revised edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Pages: 304
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema ePub download

Keeping the British End . .has been added to your Basket. Simon Sheridan has written several critically acclaimed books including The A-Z of Classic Children's Television, and Come Play with Me - The Life and Films of Mary Millington.

Keeping the British End .

Sheridan, Simon (2011). Keeping the British End Up – Four Decades of Saucy Cinema. Bright, Morris; Ross, Robert (2000). Mr Carry On – The Life & Work of Peter Rogers. ISBN 978-0-85768-279-6. Webber, Richard (2009). 50 Years of Carry On. London: Arrow. ISBN 978-0-09-949007-4. Hudis, Norman (2008). ISBN 978-1-906358-15-0. The Carry On Companion. ISBN 978-0-563-55183-6. Rigelsford, Adrian (1996).

Saucy cinema began with nudist colony documentaries - hefty ladies in the open air, eating fruit and laughing and waving at nothing in particular. The narrator for one of these films was Valerie Singleton

Saucy cinema began with nudist colony documentaries - hefty ladies in the open air, eating fruit and laughing and waving at nothing in particular. The narrator for one of these films was Valerie Singleton. The director of Some Like It Cool, a naturist epic shot on location in Longleat, was Michael Winner. That is one of the chief delights of this brilliant and encyclopaedic book - scanning the cast and crew lists to spy out the people who later became famous. Joanna Lumley went topless for Games That Lovers Play. You had to do it,' she said.

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The first complete illustrated guide to British sex films.

Select Format: Hardcover. The first complete illustrated guide to British sex films. ISBN13:9781903111215. Release Date:October 2001.

The British tradition of ‘saucy postcard’ humour is perhaps best exemplified by the long running Carry On movies

The British tradition of ‘saucy postcard’ humour is perhaps best exemplified by the long running Carry On movies. But there is a forgotten cinema of saucier ‘X’ certificate films. Joan Collins and Joanna Lumley were among those who appeared in such films. Simon Sheridan traces the history of the British sex film from its coy beginnings in Nudist Paradise through to its boom years with the Confessions series, and its demise in the early eighties. Sheridan compiles the first definitive filmography of the genre, and coaxes facts from previously reclusive and reluctant interviewees.

Keeping the British End Up The British tradition of 'saucy postcard' humour is perhaps best exemplified by the long running Carry On movies. But there is a forgotten cinema of saucier 'X' certificate films.

In this title, Simon Sheridan traces the history of the British sex film from its beginnings in coy nudist camp films such as Some Like It Cool (directed by Michael Winner in 1960) through the boom years of the Confessions films to its demise in the early 1980s.

In this title, Simon Sheridan traces the history of the British sex film from its beginnings in coy nudist camp films such as "Some Like It Cool" (directed by Michael Winner in 1960) through the boom years of the Confessions films to its demise in the early 1980s.

The British tradition of 'saucy postcard' humour is perhaps best exemplified by the long running Carry On movies. But there is a forgotten cinema of saucier 'X' certificate films. Joan Collins and Joanna Lumley were among those who appeared in such films. Most famously, Robin Askwith, Fiona Richmond and Mary Millington became seventies superstars in movies that put boobs on screen and bums on seats. Simon Sheridan traces the history of the British sex film from its coy beginnings in Nudist Paradise through to its boom years with the Confessions series, and its demise in the early eighties. Sheridan compiles the first definitive filmography of the genre, and coaxes facts from previously reclusive and reluctant interviewees. The story that unfolds is often funny and sometimes tragic, but undeniably revealing. This new edition includes an expanded filmography and previously unpublished interview material and stills.
Xar
The book is a solid collection of quick blurbs about every single British sex comedy, sex thriller, sex drama, and just plain sex movie you can find or probably not find outside of UK itself. It covers pretty much everything you can think of from a glorious culture that realized anything in it's language is a potential double entendre, which that's sex joke for the less classy in the crowd. It's not joking about 4 decades of material being covered.

It's a fun book complete with a forward by a starlet who used to work in more than a few of the movies covered in here. I use starlet loosely as she seems more like a working actress (not famous but getting those parts) taking what she could and now making cash on it again in her old age, which makes her classier than Helen Mirren who still can't keep it on. I mean I know of aging Britt Ekland fans but don't know of any Sue Longhurst ones. Personally, I'm a Julie Ege fan for her work in Not Now Darling, which is covered in this book and is a solidly funny and fun film involving an increasingly disrobed, unreasonable home wrecking Mrs Ege. Mrs Longhurst does do a good job with the intro and it's nice to have someone there giving us a rundown of the time.

The info itself is good. It's got cast lists, production crews, alternate titles, and even stills from the films they could find. They got stuff from the family friendly (not anymore by today's prudish PC standards) Carry On films, which are Benny Hill meets Disney / Gomer Pyle in a weird way, all the way to the very not family friendly work of Derek Ford. Some of the stills have some saucy ladies and equally saucy men so not a book for kids. You will see so much of gross Robin Askwith's butt thumbing through this. Is it funny? Yeah, I mean ugly butts are funny.

Good fun if you like British movies or enjoy a goofy comedy or 2.
luisRED
Simon Sheridan has if you can pardon this and other puns in this piece, done a "bang-up" job of documenting the history of sex movies in British cinema. From the nudist films of the 1950's to the titilating "sex-coms" of the 1960's and 70's, it's all here in chronological detail complete with movie stills, posters and "behind the scenes" stories. Now if you're already thinking that this subject is something you'll find unintersting or offensive, well let me just say that it's really the same as watching Benny Hill on TV or a "Carry On" movie that basically pioneered the whole genre in the first place. Only it's taken to the next step or mis-step depending on your tolerance for such things. With titles like "Confession's Of A Window Cleaner", "Can You Keep It Up For A Week", "I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight" and alike, this was the state of the British movie industry in the 70's and was all that was keeping it alive. A far cry from the day's of the great Ealing comedies and epics like "Lawrence Of Arabia", it was a sign of the times. Whereas in America "hard core" films like "Deep Throat" were becoming the "in-thing", that kind of pornography was still very much illegal in Britain. So to enhance the "soft core" simulated sex, the comedic element was added in typical naughty British "seaside humour" style. Indeed, many of the same big name comedic actors who were on TV, found their way into doing cameos in these pictures. You even had such stars as Joan Collins stripping off in "The Bitch" and "The Stud", thats right the same star of TV's "Dynasty". You had veteran directors like Val Guest and American Jack Arnold, trying their hand at it. As well as newcomers like Martin Campbell, who later went on to direct a few James Bond movies. Big name studios like EMI and Columbia Pictures, certainly didn't mind getting in on the act either.

As the author saids "these were movies that put boobs on screens and bums on seats". What with most of Britain's cinema's already converted to bingo halls and supermarkets, exhibitor's were desperate to get the public or as they like to say over here "punters", to fill up those seats. As you might expect -they did and it prooved very profitable specially when they were produced so cheaply and so fast. I can even remember going to my local ABC theatre in London and getting amused and somewhat modestly aroused by them. Looking back, it's all very dated and tame by today's "in your face" digital standards. A good supplement to this book, is Sheridan's other book on Amazon, a look at British sex star Mary Millington in "Come Play With Me". Taken from the title of Mary's biggest hit sexcom, which also incidently holds the record for being the longest-ever theatrical booking in British cinema history!
Knights from Bernin
I was too young to see these movies in the cinema, but I sure wanted to. This entry is encyclopedic and informative and full of pictures. It will not disappoint.
Gamba
For the research of a new book I'm planning to write (about Diana Dors), I bought this book. What a great job the writer has done to come up with a complete overview of the most rauncy, forgotten movies of the UK.
Kizshura
I have had this book for ages now. It was bought for me as I am a fan of the Carry On films.
I read about all of the films and saw the Confessions films on television, I thought that they were fun. To me these films are only one step up from the Carry On's, in there sex content.
I found them so good I made it my mission in life to find these movies and watch as many as I could. This book has become invaluable to me as a reference book.
People are so busy trying to be politically correct that they have forgotten how to laugh, at the women and the men! Do we have to analyse everything? can't we just enjoy it?
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