Thursday, 9 July 2015

Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco

I’m currently reading Steve Thrower’s Jess Franco book and enjoying it immensely. I’m thinking a more biographical flavoured book would complement it very nicely, I imagine the stories and adventures of Franco’s life, irrevocably intertwined with his film making would make for fascinating reading. Franco’s life archers over so many epochs - the rigorous censorship of the Francoist years, the permissiveness of the 70’s and the halcyon age of Exploitation Cinema, the slide towards VHS and the changing fortunes of low-budget film distribution, the porno years, the Franco revival with the advent of DVD and those final micro-budgeted films. Tremendously interesting times, places and faces but I imagine any biographer would have his work cut out for him, given Franco’s nomadic life, living wherever his latest international co-production led him…



For anyone curious about the book here are some shots I took of it...






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