Daring Cycles: the Towers–Franco Collaboration, 1968–70

Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio (2014) Daring Cycles: the Towers–Franco Collaboration, 1968–70. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 11 (1). pp. 92-110. ISSN 1740-0309. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/17400309.2012.740595) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the prolific partnership between British independent producer Harry Alan Towers and Spanish filmmaker Jesús Franco, which yielded a total of nine films between 1968 and 1970. The Towers–Franco collaboration worked across genres, cinematic and literary traditions, and nations. Their partnership serves here as a case study to examine serial production and related forms of exploitation cinema such as sexploitation, in particular their specific modes of production and their actual modes of circulation and reception. Through an analysis of The Blood of Fu Manchu/Kiss and Kill (1968), The Castle of Fu Manchu/Assignment Istanbul (1969), 99 Women (1969), Paroxismus/Venus in Furs (1969), and Eugenie … The Story of Her Journey into Perversion (1970), the paper examines the complex and convoluted histories of international co-production, distribution, exhibition, and reception in the late 1960s.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Harry Alan Towers, Jesús Franco, serial production, distribution, advertising, pulp, sexploitation
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies) > PB2994 Film Studies
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 14:06 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 13:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33050 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1356-5054
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