[Item #4537] Blue Movie. Terry Southern.
Blue Movie
Blue Movie
Blue Movie
Blue Movie
Blue Movie
Blue Movie

Blue Movie

New York, NY: World Publishing Company, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. "While the 'X' movies get more Xplicit, audiences wonder what will happen when the wide screen finally does project THE ACT, unexpurgated, uncut, unclothed, close-up...and AESTHETICALLY EROTIC. Terry Southern doesn't wonder--he knows. With the manic certitude of comic genius, he conceives the dream-team to film the consummation. The producer is Sid Krassman, past master at hustling cash for any opus to promise a profit. The director is Boris, king film-maker, whose films are so arty they mystify the masses but are sufficiently spiced with good, solid sex that they rake in both awards and dollars. And the stars: an elite chosen for their staggering variety of sexual tastes and their willingness to give their all for ART. With his characteristic, no-holds-barred, misanthropic sense of the absurd, Southern plunks his picture-makers down into the pristine countryside of Lichtenstein. Here they will film "The Faces of Love," an orgy of sex in all combinations with, of course, exquisitely sensitive synchronization, symbolism, and accent on detail--the ultimate erotic film. As his characters proceed with supreme technical skill and traitorous subterfuge to transfer sex to celluloid, Southern's spoof of "international film culture" grows more savage. With lavish sex and withering laughter, he bares the pretensions of the entertainment world and brings Blue Movie to a bizarre wrap that only his uninhibited imagination and wild wit could conjure up." (from Back and Front Flaps). No matter how ridiculous Terry Southern comes off in the Victor Bockris' book "With William Burroughs: a Report From the Bunker," there is a reason why WSB hung out with him. Burroughs and Southern are both master satirists, and Southern appears in fine form (pun intended?) with "Blue Movie," his satirical take on the Adult Film Industry. If you're not yet a fan of Southern, we wouldn't recommend starting here, but if you like Terry Southern, you'll enjoy this satirical hurricane of senseless eroticism. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket (see below), First Edition, “First Printing 1970” as stated on copyright page. Book in very fine condition with only slight, age-typical toning to top & bottom fine-edges of front, back covers. Unrestored dust-jacket in fine condition with only slightest rubbing, tiny spots to front, back cover inc. at spine-edge of back cover (see pictures); slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges; tiniest instance of chipping at corners of front cover; also present at interior flaps is what looks like price-clipping but no prices were actually clipped, just four slight cuts all at the same exact spot almost certainly as issued. We don't encounter things like this often, so we've included a picture that can better represent this. Other than what we've stated above, the jacket is in great condition, and perhaps the most important part of the jacket (wink-wink) is gloriously unaffected. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #4537]

Price: $65.00