Throughout the 20th century, sexuality has moved closer to the center of public debate than ever before. This scene, played without dialogue, packs a serious wallop and should clue those who would dismiss this film out of hand for its excesses, that there is perhaps a method to Tinto Brass' madness, and the whole of Salon Kitty is likely greater than the sum of its outrageous parts. Here these Nazi nymphs will submit to the bizarre passions and carnal degradations of the Reich's highest-ranking men and women while Wallenberg secretly records their acts for blackmail. Peculiar Liaisons: In War, Espionage, and Terrorism in the Twentieth Century.
I haven't seen him in many things, but a he always exuded a masculine sensitivity Thank you very much for reading and commenting on this, one of my favorite films! How is it that I somehow missed the release of Salon Kitty, a film of almost operatic poor taste and visual excess? John Wiley and Sons, 2011. It's such a great companion piece to Visconti's film perhaps more in body than in brain. What has replaced them, and how, and why? Tinto Brass directed it with a heavy hand, focusing continually during the ending sequence to create a hypnotic effect. At any rate, they are more honest about these feelings.
While I felt the film was way too long running at almost 2h15m, I enjoyed it tremendously. It is a wonderful erotic comedy about a couple getting married. Does this swastika make me look fat? The film was coproduced by Italy, France and. In the 1990s, it was turned into a home for asylum-seekers, which was closed soon after because of local protest against the residents. The very opening scene of the film shows Claudia Koll in her revealing lingerie and the focus is on the engaging contours of her hindquarters. He has a kind of brittle intensity that I like, but mostly I just regard him as a kind of male Garbo…just looking at him is enough.
I'm going to give it another try later to see if I warm to it more. Information which might prove useful for blackmail or the unearthing of treasonous behavior. Salon Kitty bid you Willkommen Copyright © Ken Anderson Thanks,Thom I should have known you'd be familiar with this movie. The film is all about this woman, her sexuality, her seductiveness and her horny fantasies which arouse every man. There are many memorable scenes in this movie, as any other Tinto Brass one, but one of the final scenes stands out. She died in 1954 at the age of 71 without revealing the identity of any of her former employees.
This went on my Netflix queue so fast I can't tell you. But when an innocent young prostitute uncovers the conspiracy, her revenge will ignite a holocaust of pain, pleasure and shocking sexual perversion. The controversial Italia-Franco-German production Salon Kitty, was released in the United States in 1977 under the title Madam Kitty because we Yanks do need to have things spelled out for us , but I honestly have no direct memory of its original theatrical run, nor can I recall ever reading anything about it at the time. In this way, they proceed like poetry and dreams. I actually watched this back to back with a rewatch of The Damned the other day, and as I told a friend, I should have followed that with The Sound of Music just to remind myself that things turned out better.
I have nearly purchased it time and again and then backed off. Margherita entraps Wallenberg via a recording where he tells her that he has the dirt on all the top Nazi hierarchy and intends to bring them all down. The success of this film brought another commission, this time from the Penthouse founder Bob Guccione to do Caligula. Someone who knows and appreciates Bekim Fehmiu!! I saw it back in the early 80s, the cut version and a very scratchy print at that, on a double bill with what else? Wallenberg's enormous office, though a set, allegedly features a real marble floor, as it was cheaper to use real marble than create a mock-up version. Virtually all of the recordings have since been lost or destroyed due to their post-war unimportance. The nine rooms of the salon were lavishly expanded and renovated to the highest standards of the 1930s.
The creation of the film is fascinating in itself what with O'Toole, Gielgud and Mirren taking part in what emerged as a semi-hardcore movie in the end. Salon Kitty has been the inspiration or subject to many brothels featured in films involving Nazi espionage. As you said, I find myself intrigued by films that take risks. Peter Norden later expanded the story in his 1973 book Madam Kitty. Salon Kitty Trailer Featured images via and The fun and mischievous film Cheeky from 2000 features a lighthearted tone and obsession with the female behind. What did they say then, and what do they tell us now? Anderson writes lovingly, intelligently and wittily about movies he adores.
Its was Katharina Zammit, better known as Kitty Schmidt, who had been running the brothel since its creation. Non l'ho visto in molte cose, ma ha sempre trasudato una sensibilità maschile. Featured images: Salon Kitty, via cashiersdecinema. Another Italian contemporary art star, Francesco Vezzoli was profoundly inspired by this film, having made an. Although unpleasant at times, none of it ever feels purposeless. The ladies all had their particular attractions and had been trained to satisfy even the discerning customers.
While Masetto wants to keep Lola a virgin until they are married, she is impatient and very much intrigued by sex and does everything to trick Masetto into breaking the moral tradition. I had never seen Salon Kitty up to tonight your post that I recently read got me ordering the Blue Undergroung Blu Ray right away. A Jewish family encounters a group of Hitler Youth girls, and as the family attempts to avoid a confrontation, their small son accidentally drops a small wind-up toy at the feet of one of the girls. Ken Anderson's hypnotic blog — fabulously illustrated with movie screen caps — takes its title from a lyric from the musical Nine, so it's not surprising that his insightful writing about his lifelong love affair with movies is so deliriously entertaining.
Costumes and uniforms for the film were designed by Ugo Pericoli and Jost Jacob, and were constructed by of Rome. This book became the basis for the highly controversial 1976 film , directed by and starring as Walter Schellenberg renamed Helmut Wallenberg and as Kitty Schmidt renamed Kitty Kellermann. However, when one of the informants named Margherita Teresa Ann Savoy discovers that the surveillance project resulted in the death of her lover, Luftwaffe pilot, Hans Reiter Bekim Fehmiu , she enlists Kitty to help her take down Wallenberg. Raves for Dreams Are What Le Cinema Is For. The scene when Lola is riding a bicycle giggling with delight as she races with her bum in the air is probably one of the best female rear shots in the history of cinema.