Straw Dogs




      Straw Dogs
Sam Peckinpah s Straw Dogs ignited fierce debate amongst censorship bodies, critics and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic in 1971 When 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 1980s, Straw Dogs was refused a home video certificate in the UK for nearly 20 years Stevie Simkin s study sheds light on the film s mis fortunes at the BBFC in 1971 and 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. Best Download Kindle ePUB Straw Dogs by Stevie Simkin – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Straw Dogs
  • Stevie Simkin
  • English
  • 16 June 2018
  • 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 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 ki...

  2. Naeem Nedaee says:

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

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