Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs❮BOOKS❯ ✫ Straw Dogs Author Stevie Simkin – Heartforum.co.uk Sam Peckinpah s Straw Dogs ignited fierce debate amongst censorship bodies, critics and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic in When Amy Susan George returns to her home territory with her America Sam Peckinpah s Straw Dogs ignited fierce debate amongst censorship bodies, critics and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic inWhen Amy Susan George returns to her home territory with her American peacenik husband David Dustin Hoffman , the residents of this tight knit Cornish community slowly turn on them The sexual tension and latent violence finally erupt, culminating in a farmhouse siege and, along the way, leading to a rape scene that has remained controversial to this day The film was heavily cut for theatrical release in the US, and the press inspired furore in the UK led to a number of local councils cutting or banning it outright Later, caught in the wake of the so called video nasties panic of the s, Straw Dogs was refused a home video certificate in the UK for nearlyyears Stevie Simkin s study sheds light on the film s mis fortunes at the BBFC inand tracks its subsequent tortuous journey towards home video release, buffeted by various shifts in the Board s policy on representations of rape, and of sexual violence in general But, equally importantly, Simkin provides a highly original account of the making of the film, which draws on extensive research into Peckinpah s archive, including analysis of draft scripts, notes, memos and contemporary press items The book also benefits greatly from recent correspondence between the author and a number of Peckinpah s associates, as well as key figures at the BBFC This first ever single volume study of Straw Dogs raises new questions about the director s much debated misogyny it also re evaluates the movie in relation to the social unrest of the period, in particular protests against the Vietnam War Finally, it considers the enduring significance of Peckinpah s depiction of sexual violence, providing a comprehensive reading of the cultural resonances of the movie both at the time of its first release, and in the forty years since.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB refused a home video certificate in the UK for nearlyyears Stevie Simkin s study sheds light on the film s mis fortunes at the BBFC inand tracks its subsequent tortuous journey towards home video release, buffeted by various shifts in the Board s policy on representations of rape, and of sexual violence in general But, equally importantly, Simkin provides a highly original account of the making of the film, which draws on extensive research into Peckinpah s archive, including analysis of draft scripts, notes, memos and contemporary press items The book also benefits greatly from recent correspondence between the author and a number of Peckinpah s associates, as well as key figures at the BBFC This first ever single volume study of Straw Dogs raises new questions about the director s much debated misogyny it also re evaluates the movie in relation to the social unrest of the period, in particular protests against the Vietnam War Finally, it considers the enduring significance of Peckinpah s depiction of sexual violence, providing a comprehensive reading of the cultural resonances of the movie both at the time of its first release, and in the forty years since."/>
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Straw Dogs
  • Stevie Simkin
  • English
  • 27 August 2017
  • 023029670X

10 thoughts on “Straw Dogs

  1. Paul Bryant says:

    My daughter did a film studies course at university and tells me that the students divided into two types There was the minority, the ones who were already True Believers in film culture, who would love everything they saw, be it an early Godard, a late Ozu, or a middling Douglas Sirk They goggled and drooled The majority would take a few glances at these old films, yawn, and transfer their attention back to their phones They couldn t see what the fuss was Citizen Kane You have to be kiddi My daughter did a film studies course at university and tells me that the students divided into two types There was the minority, the ones who were already True Believers in film culture, who would love everything they saw, be it an early Godard, a late Ozu, or a middling Douglas Sirk They goggled and drooled The majority would take a few glances at these old films, yawn, and transfer their attention back to their phones They couldn t see what the fuss was Citizen Kane You have to be kidding Vertigo Boring Well, they were right about that Godard So po mo So gone.So it is that lecturer Stevie Simkin has to admit the following, reluctantly and morosely, when he screens Straw Dogs for his students I find myself having to deal with the expectations they bring to a notoriously violent film, banned on home video in the UK for 18 years Raised on a film grammar that favours frenetic editing, narrative elision and bold character strokes, the subtlety of characterisation, steady pace, careful narrative plotting and slow rising tension of Peckinpah s movie can make it difficult for them to engage with it as readily as one might expect.So Stevie finds himself in the same hapless position of somebody who has to explain a joke See, it s funny because she thought he was still in the bed Oh, I see , that was really funny.So these jaded 20 somethings see Straw Dogs and they shrug and say well sir, have you seen I Spit on Your Grave 2 Have you seen The Human Centipede Final Sequence Have you seen The Bunny Game Have you seen Straw Dogs was and I think is still profoundly controversial because of one 5 minute scene, where Dustin Hoffman s wife played by 20 year old Susan George gets violently raped by a former boyfriend and in the middle of the rape starts to enjoy the sex So yeah, it kind of really does re run the whole they say no but they mean yes rape myth that men through the ages have liked to believe It really does.In a movie where several guys get shotgunned to death by different people, a guy blasts his own foot off, a guy gets man trapped round his neck, that can t be good you know, and guys get boiling stuff all over them it s the rape scene that kept this banned for 18 years But that was then This is now Now is better, isn t it

  2. Naeem Nedaee says:

    Hmm Childish and romantic for the modern taste Even somewhat naive if you like.

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