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"Venables, Brigid Mary - VENBM001" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 14:18:52 +0930
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I wonder if you can help. I recently saw a Japanese film about weather girls -
an absolutely horrifying piece of junk, but it did include a scene which I hope
to refer to in a paper: not blood splattering onto the camera, but excrement
(while someone was given an enema). Can anyone remember the name of this film,
and whether my memory serves me about the excrement?
BV ([log in to unmask])
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald Larsson [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, 3 September 1998 6:34
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: blood splashing on the camera
> Scott Hutchins wonders:
> > Steven Spielberg and Mel Gibson have be given much praise for allowing
> > blood to splash on the camera during battle scenes in a fiction film.
> > Critics seem to suggest this is a new technique, but I know it goes at
> > least as far back as _Chikyu Kogeki Meirei:  Gojira tai Gaigan_ (Jun
> > Fukuda, 1972).
> <snip>
> > Does anyone know of other fiction films to do this?  The closest I can
> > think of is _Army of Darkness_ (Sam Raimi, 1993) in which blood rushes
> > away from the camera toward Ash (which replaces a cheesy shot of blood
> > splashing on the wall in the _Captain Supermarket_ "uncut" laserdisc
> > (which is actually more cut than the US tape in the windmill scene).
> I don't recall if it actually hits the camera, but an interesting entry
> in the therapeutic gore genre is Yukio Mishima's short film RITUAL OF
> LOVE AND DEATH, based on his own short story PATRIOTISM, which features
> graphic scenes of seppuku.  Of course, it is meant to be aesthetic,
> rather than revolting!
> Don Larsson
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> Donald Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
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