Reading can inspire me creatively – but so can art and film. I’m a very visual person. So immersing myself in an exhibition on ‘The Nude’ or a compelling film that emanates eroticism are also ways to get ideas flowing. And other things …
Film as a medium has to do so much more to succeed in being sexy or erotic; moreso than a story, which is reliant soley on language (and its connection with the readers’ imagination) to establish erotic atmosphere. There are the elements of script, casting, cinematography, editing, lighting, settings, costume. Pacing (an editing factor) is also crucial, I think. The pace has to match the mood, the subject. And all of these elements have to work together to form a cohesive whole. It only takes one aspect to be sub-standard (acting or dialogue, for example) to undermine the effect of the whole.
Finding and waching erotic films, and compiling my own list of ‘must-sees’ is one of my little life pleasures. And it’s a wonderful thing to introduce someone to, as well. Add red wine, a comfortable couch and a fire and you have a VERY sexy night in… So – here is my list – my top Ten Erotic Films that I’d recommend. In no particular order. Over time, I’m going to add a review to each of these. Welcome to my virtual Cinema of Sensual Pleasures … Please sit back, relax and enjoy ..<3 Continue reading