The Marquis de Sade was a French revolutionary politician, writer and philosopher who gifted the world with his libertine novels – Justine, Juliette and Philosophy in the Bedroom. He also produced the 120 Days of Sodom – a masterpiece of transgressive literature – a work that the Marquis spoke of wanting to present to the world – “the most impure tale that has ever been written since the world exists”.
Much speculation has centred on de Sade’s life – that he held orgies in which people were whipped, tortured and depraved. His name gave us the word ‘sadism’ which means cruelty and violence and it is particularly associated with sexual practices that are extreme in nature.
From almost the beginning of cinema, film makers have been applying their Sadean aesthetics onto the silver screen. We can see this in Luis Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou (1929) with the infamous eye razor sequence – pure de Sade. De »
- Clare Simpson
Similar News ItemsLuis Buñuel
- Horror Highlights: Monsters Unleashed, The Humanity Bureau, Stanley Wiater Horror Auction, Coffin Joe Trilogy, Trouser Snake, Head Of The Family (From DailyDead. 1 December 2016, 6:25 AM, PST)
- The Lrm Interview with Elle Director Paul Verhoeven (From LRM Online. 28 November 2016, 9:00 AM, PST)
- Rabid (From Trailers from Hell. 19 November 2016, 10:19 AM, PST)
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
- The Exterminating Angel (From Trailers from Hell. 6 December 2016, 9:31 AM, PST)
- What Is the Best Horror Movie Of The 21st Century? — IndieWire Critics Survey (From Indiewire. 31 October 2016, 9:22 AM, PDT)
- The Art of the Effective Match Cut (From The Film Stage. 26 October 2016, 1:45 PM, PDT)
Marquis de Sade
- Kino Lorber Announces Blu-ray / DVD Release of The Skull (1965), Starring Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee (From DailyDead. 2 September 2016, 2:50 PM, PDT)
- Geoffrey Rush to Play Albert Einstein in Nat Geo’s ‘Genius’ Anthology Series (From Indiewire Television. 15 August 2016, 10:02 AM, PDT)
- Geoffrey Rush to Play Albert Einstein in Nat Geo’s ‘Genius’ Anthology Series (From Indiewire. 15 August 2016, 10:02 AM, PDT)