Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema

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Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema

Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema

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In the first newsletter, I mentioned I’ve had one state secret in my life, which I immediately blurted to my mother. The author does a great job of summing up the film, and includes a bit about the production and actors involved, as well as an overview of the social evolution of "naughty" films in the UK. The British tradition of 'saucy postcard' humour - boobs, bums and boorish innuendo - is perhaps best exemplified by the long running Carry On movies.

Whether explicit or implied, the act of making love is always portrayed on-screen (even when the Code removed it from film there were still ways to imply that people were getting down). Inside, wandering circus acts performed in front of carousels and carnival rides designed by a crew of the greatest artists of their time. He was sometimes his chief detractor but explained, “Listen, if I say I'm shit as an actor, then the critic can't, because I've already said it! Previous to this books publication the only book about the british sex film industry was the much shorter Doing Rude Things by David McGillivray of which I have the old version which inspired the making of a television documentary on the BBC and recently a new and expanded version of the Doing Rude Things book has been published.This deluxe, expanded new full colour edition includes an updated filmography and previously unpublished interview material and stills. You can imagine Caroline Munro’s character being a disco dancing coke fiend and villain Stromberg being…no, let’s not go there. I did appreciate Sheridan defusing a touchy subject with humor, connecting back to the era of time he’s focusing on. My father, as you probably know, was a policeman here, and since I was his only child, we developed a really warm friendship. He gave me a wonderful line in The Man With The Golden Gun, when I drop the sights of a rifle down on a gunsmith’s crotch and say, “Speak now or forever hold your piece.

Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. I described the violent tale about assassins in Versailles as “the best story book I have ever read. In fact, the British sex comedy and Moore's Bond films were quite similar in that they were a mix of slapstick, sexy birds and a heavy dose of British repression. I’m not sure I fully understood what he meant by “Keeping the British end up, sir” at the end of The Spy Who Loved Me, or why Q’s Moonraker line: “I think he’s attempting re-entry, sir” was so funny, but I howled at them anyway. Few Bond films in the ‘70s and ‘80s compare to the success of The Spy who loved me, when it came to epic escapist entertainment.

I’d written, in my neat childish hand: “If I could be any famous real person I would be Roger Moore, because in some of my favourite movies Roger Moore plays the lead role. Over the years Moore made Bond his own often acting with players from his past: he was at RADA with Lois “Moneypenny” Maxwell, had done TV with Robert Brown and Geoffrey Keen (M and Minister of Defence respectively), was good friends with David ‘Felix Leiter’ Hedison and had directed a number of other in episodes of The Saint, most notably Julian ‘Kristatos’ Glover. It's an invaluable resource into 70's british sex cinema which you'll read from cover to cover and still come back to for reference again and again when you spot an all to infrequent new dvd release.

I told him how much his films had meant to me, and how excited they had made me to go out and explore the world.I finally got to meet my hero last year, shortly before what was to be his final appearance on stage at the Royal Festival Hall in November. Titan Books will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Keeping The British End Up will be released at the end of 2022, and is produced by Baker Street Entertainment in association with Screenbound International Pictures. It may have been a bit less refined and the furniture a bit more plastic, but it was vast improvement on the previous three outings.Sheridan dispels all of that by focusing on the exploitation market that cropped up and started to claim the box-office and entered popular culture via Benny Hill and the Carry On films.



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