Sunday, February 26, 2023

The Making Of



Black Rose Ascension (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1975) - a very interesting, in parts corrosive and unsavory film tracking the nitty gritty of a low budget pornographic film shoot, including the intrusions of pregnancy and romantic feeling. We're treated to the repurposing of everyday material (e.g., audio from painful trips to the dentist used on the soundtrack for sounds of "pleasure"), and footage of technical and industrial processes. ("They also suffer to perfect their art," says the director character while they're watching glass manufacture.)

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