Swedish Cinema And The Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays

Swedish Cinema And The Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays
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Swedish cinema became recognized for daring representations of sexuality with such films as

Swedish cinema became recognized for daring representations of sexuality with such films asOne Summer of Happiness

One Summer of Happiness (1951),

(1951),The Silence

The Silence (1963),

(1963),I Am Curious (Yellow)

I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) and a wave of sex films in the late 1960s and 1970s. The association between Swedish film and sexuality shows up frequently in popular culture. From

(1967) and a wave of sex films in the late 1960s and 1970s. The association between Swedish film and sexuality shows up frequently in popular culture. FromTaxi Driver

Taxi Driver (1976) to

(1976) toMad Men

Mad Men (2007-2015), dirty Swedish movie references abound. Yet the connection has attracted little critical attention.

(2007-2015), dirty Swedish movie references abound. Yet the connection has attracted little critical attention. In this collection of new essays, Swedish and American scholars go beyond popular misconceptions to explore the origins, influences and reception of sexuality in Swedish cinema during the "sexual revolution" on both sides of the Atlantic. A broad range of topics are covered, from analyses of key films, to a behind-the-scenes study of the Swedish Film Institute, which played a significant role in opposing Swedish film censorship.

In this collection of new essays, Swedish and American scholars go beyond popular misconceptions to explore the origins, influences and reception of sexuality in Swedish cinema during the "sexual revolution" on both sides of the Atlantic. A broad range of topics are covered, from analyses of key films, to a behind-the-scenes study of the Swedish Film Institute, which played a significant role in opposing Swedish film censorship.

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