Fascination: The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin

Fascination The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin The presbytery has lost none of its charm nor the garden its colours Fiancee of Dracula Disguise those corpses destroy their clothes and make sure that they remain dead forever Don t forget they a

  • Title: Fascination: The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin
  • Author: David Hinds
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The presbytery has lost none of its charm, nor the garden its colours Fiancee of Dracula Disguise those corpses, destroy their clothes, and make sure that they remain dead forever Don t forget, they are vampires The Rape of the Vampire May 1968 Parisian streets are awash with violence and public unrest In a small cinema, a surreal vampire film causes a riot The audieThe presbytery has lost none of its charm, nor the garden its colours Fiancee of Dracula Disguise those corpses, destroy their clothes, and make sure that they remain dead forever Don t forget, they are vampires The Rape of the Vampire May 1968 Parisian streets are awash with violence and public unrest In a small cinema, a surreal vampire film causes a riot The audience smashes up the auditorium, tear out the seats, and chase the film s director onto the street with violent intent This is the premiere screening of Jean Rollin s feature debut, The Rape of the Vampire An outsider of French cinema, Rollin s films are unique and dreamlike They offer tales of mystery and nostalgia of lost love, childhood, obsolescence and seductive female vampires with a thirst for blood and sex Rollin made strange, evocative and deeply personal horror films But he was also at the heart of the French pornographic revolution after the abolishment of censorship, and discovered porn queen Brigitte Lahaie, later to star in many of his films Funding his own projects, Rollin defiantly made the films he wanted make and in so doing created a fantastique genre unlike any other Films like The Nude Vampire, The Living Dead Girl, Fascination and The Grapes of Death are now celebrated as the work of an auteur, one who confounds preconceived notions of what constitutes Eurotrash cinema This book is the first of its kind in the English language It is devoted to the director and all his films, across all genres Written with full co operation from Jean Rollin, shortly before his death in 2010, it contains exclusive interviews and archive material.

    One thought on “Fascination: The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin”

    1. Unpretentious and fairly informative. It is more of a fan survey of his work with a bit of academic rigor in places. I enjoyed reading it, and the interview with Rollin is a delight. Still, I felt that it was a bit too superficial, and effusive in its praise. Worth reading if you're a fan of Rollin (and I am unabashedly that).

    2. I've got to be honest when it comes to Jean Rollin and Eurohorror in general. It's a blind spot for me. Sure, I've seen tons of Italian horror flicks and love 'em, but as far as gothic/creepy castle type Eurohorror it's not a big draw for me. I've only seen The Grapes of Death and Zombie Lake by Rollin and according to this book, neither are good representations of the body of work Rollin was known for. I'm not alone in this. Author David Hinds concedes that for most horror fans, Jean Rollin's w [...]

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