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Fascination (hardback)
The Celluloid Dreams Of Jean Rollin

Author: David Hinds
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Size: 127mm x 203mm
Page Count: 268
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This is the special edition NO-ISBN hardback Fascination, exclusive to this website. Full colour throughout.

A journey into the fantastique world of blood, erotica and lesbian vampires of cult filmmaker Jean Rollin
 
May 1968. Paris is awash with violence and public unrest. In a small cinema, where a surreal film is showing, another riot is taking place. Here, the enraged audience smashes up the auditorium, tear out the seats, and chase the film’s director onto the street. This is the premiere 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, obsolescence and seductive female vampires with a thirst for blood and sex. It is a cinema at once strange, evocative and deeply personal.

Funding his own projects, Rollin defiantly made the films he wanted to make and in so doing created a fantastique genre unlike any other. The Nude Vampire, The Living Dead Girl and The Grapes of Death are among those films now celebrated as the work of an auteur, one who confounds preconceived notions of ‘Eurotrash’ cinema.

This book is devoted to the director and all his work, across all genres, including a nascent French hardcore pornographic film industry. Written with full co-operation from Jean Rollin, shortly before his death in 2010, it contains exclusive interviews and archive material.

The presbytery has lost none of its charm, nor the garden its colours.
Fiancée of Dracula


About the author
A late child of the video nasty generation, David Hinds is a lifelong cult movie and exploitation film addict. He is an independent filmmaker and directed the feature films ‘The House On Cuckoo Lane’ and ‘This Changed Earth’. He is also the creator of the industrial music group Deathtripping.

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Contents

Introduction
 
PART ONE: ESSAYS
Orchestrator of Storms
Personal Visions
Visual Obsessions
The Art of Creation
Black Widows, Femme Fatales and Male Fools
The Literary Fantastique
 
PART TWO: FILMS
The Films of Jean Rollin
Also Known As: The Pseudonymous Films
Sexual Vibrations: The Hardcore Years
Short Films and Unfinished Projects
 
APPENDIX
Interview with Jean Rollin
Interview with Lionel Wallmann
Filmography/Bibliography
Index of Film Titles


This is the special edition NO-ISBN hardback Fascination, exclusive to this website. Full colour throughout.

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