Splattercast 240: Embrace of the Eroticism

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This week we review Alyssa Milano’s nude epic Embrace of the Vampire. We then try to figure out what “eroticism” is and fail miserably. Help us.



8 Responses

  1. There are two truly erotic films.

    1) Godard’s Contempt

    2) Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour

    Read Susan Sontag for the difference between

    pornography and the erotic.

  2. Hmm. I dunno if I’d consider Contempt “erotic” in the sense that we were thinking on the show. Sensual, maybe, but I dunno if I’d call it an “erotic film”. As for Song of Love, I guess maybe that’s erotic, just not eroticism that registers for me 🙂

    I’ll read up on Sontag and see what she says.

    Thanks for the response!

  3. My question to formspring wasn’t meant as an insult, it was a legit question. There are many sites that have seperate feeds for seperate shows as well as a catch all feed that includes everything. I’ll “deal with it”, that wasn’t the point. I delete what I don’t want to listen to.

  4. Man, Jeff is being so rude to our formspring questioners! haha

    Basically, Jeff doesn’t want the hassle of managing a bunch of separate feeds and he doesn’t trust us to be able to handle it on our own. I asked him about separate feeds when we first started getting multiple shows and he was like “Nope.”

    So for the forseeable future, if you download your show via iTunes or whatever, you’ll just have to delete stuff you don’t want.

    However, there may be another option available to you in the near future…… *all cryptic like* 🙂

  5. Mat is right about Contempt – sensual not erotic.

    i prefer “Daughters of Darkness” to “The Hunger”.
    Delphine Seyrig imbues sensuality to any film even
    a great fairy tale like “Donkey Skin”.

    the Susan Sontag essay is called The Pornographic
    Imagination; she also wrote great essays on Bresson
    and Godard (all in The Susan Sontag Reader). i admit
    a lot of it is over my head.

    looking forward to Julius Caesar and The Misfits
    reviews on Cold Case Cinema. two of my favorites.

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