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PostSubject: Tinto Brass   Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:45 am

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Brass was born in Milan. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s he created many avant-garde films, such as Nerosubianco, L'urlo, and La Vacanza. He is best known for his erotic epics, Salon Kitty, The Key, and Caligula, which was a collaboration with celebrated author Gore Vidal, Franco Rossellini (nephew of the Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini), and Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione. However, many consider Caligula to not be a true Tinto Brass film because post-production was not handled by Brass. The director demanded that his name be stricken from the credits after Guccione inserted hardcore sex scenes without Brass's knowledge[citation needed]. Despite this, the film contains many of Brass's trademarks and remains his most widely viewed work (and the highest-grossing Italian film released in the United States).

Brass' films follow an impressionistic style - they tend not to show immense landscapes, but bits and pieces of the scenery and peripheral characters and objects through pans and zooms, thus imitating how the viewer might see the events if they were actually present. This also gives the films an extraordinarily rapid pace. He often uses a television-like multicam method of shooting, with at least three cameras running at once, each focusing on something else.

There are many directorial trademarks throughout his films. From 1976's Salon Kitty on, mirrors play a big part in the set design. Sometimes he even goes as far as to begin a scene with a mirror shot, then pan over to the action being reflected, giving a disorienting feeling. His erotic films especially The Key, Miranda and All Ladies Do It often accentuate women's buttocks and hairy armpits, almost to the point of fetishizing that particular physical feature. Many of his erotic films seem to include unsimulated sexual acts, but his male actors usually are using prosthetic penises in these instances.[citation needed]

Many of his films also contain instances of animal abuse: L'urlo contains scenes of a man killing a mouse, and a goose being decapitated on camera; Salon Kitty contains a graphic scene of pigs being gutted in a slaughterhouse. In addition, he almost always works in a cameo for his friend Osiride Pevarello, and, in more recent years, for himself.

Has anyone ever seen any of his films i was interested in seeing Salon Kitty
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PostSubject: Re: Tinto Brass   Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:01 am

Salon Kitty is okay. A bit boring... Pretty slow.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinto Brass   Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:45 am

Salon Kitty is epic Nazplo, and one of the biggest moneymakers in the genre. It put Brass on the map and set him up for Caligula. Brass discovery Theresa Ann Savoy is fucking hot. Brass only got better with age and his newer movies are raunchy as hell. The Key, Paprika, Cappricio and Fallo! have some of the most fantastic looking women on the planet. What a monster movie would have resulted between Brass and Russ Meyer collaboration.
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