Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Forgotten Books:Swedish Sensations films: A clandestine History of Sex, Thrillers and Kicker Cinema by Daniel Ekeroth

It’s not really a forgotten book, as it really only hit this week, but outside of the small circle of film fans I associate with on line, I haven’t seen much press about the book. It’s a over view of exploitation films from Sweden from 1951 to 1993. If you have seen the film Not Quite Hollywood or the more recent Machete Maidens Unleashed which covered the history of Australian and Pilipino exploitation films, this is the Swedish version of those documentaries only in book film.

Honestly I haven’t seen more than one of the film in the book, and have only heard of a couple of others, but I will be sitting down with the book and my Netflix queue soon. The books is a slick volume, filled with reviews, a glossary of Swedish cultural terms and biographies of many of the bigger names in Swedish Exploition cinema. Then there are the stills and posters reproduced in the book.

If Destroy All Movies was the must have film book of last year, then this is the must have film book of this year.

The FFB Round Up can generally be found over at Patti Abbotts blog HERE

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