The sheer number of new shows on premium TV cable channels - to escape the FCC's rules on indecency, is astonishing. It has become commonplace and frequent to see bare breasts, butts, and some glimpses of genitals and even some full-frontal male views - and these instances are not blurred out. On-screen nudity and sexual scenes have boldly saturated the market. Director David Leitch's formulaic, twisting and complex espionage-thriller and mystery story was - in part - based upon Oni Press's graphic novel series The Coldest City. The stylishly-filmed effort with neon tones that was peppered with 80s tunes was the director's solo directorial debut.
Sex sells. The history of fiction and artifice are littered with the scandals and sensations of erotic art. In the s, you could suddenly get away with nudity without having to pretend it was educational. Many enterprising producers rushed hundreds of films with the bare minimum of plot or technique into production, knowing they could make serious money with the promise of sex on screen. The arrival of home video in the '80s killed the burgeoning industry - why sit in a crowded theatre to see attractive people when you could watch in the comfort of your own home?
Movies have the power to do a lot of different things. They have the power to inspire people. To make people laugh, cry, or cheer. They can make you think and start important conversations.
The film Working with a Daphne du Maurier short story, Roeg gives us Laura Christie and John Sutherland , a married couple who travel from Britain to Venice for his job after losing their young daughter in a drowning accident. Why is it so groundbreaking? It just feels so real. Their sex feels like both an expression of grief and a welcome respite from it.