The Films Of Tinto Brass: From The Avant-garde To Erotica / Nico B



For me, cinema is a dream that becomes true. What I cannot do in reality I try to do in movies. My scenes are not connected by logic, but by analogy. In this way, they proceed like poetry and dreams.” – Tinto Brass

Tinto Brass (1933), whose long-life career includes 30 films, is the Italian director best known for the soft adult films he shot in the 1970s and 1980s—his most famous being Salon Kitty (1976), The Key (1983) with Stefania Sandrelli, and the notorious Caligula (1979) which film producer Bob Guccioni, founder of Penthouse, took away from Brass and cut himself. This homage to his fascinating career includes his earliest avant-garde films like Who Works is Lost (1963); the western Yankee (1966) and the giallo Deadly Sweet (1967); experimental arthouse films Attraction (1968) and The Howl (1969), including the hard-to-be-seen Dropout (1970) and Vacation (1971) with Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave to the decidedly derrière-obsessed fetishism of his later work, including Paprika (1991), All Ladies Do It (1992), The Voyeur (1994), Frivolous Lola (1998), and Cheeky! (2000). The Films of Tinto Brass: From the Avant-Garde to Erotica is a film-by-film guide and biography of one of the most interesting and uncompromising Italian film directors.

Pornography is there to give you an erection, erotica is there to give you emotions.” – Tinto Brass

WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE The Films of Tinto Brass: From the Avant-Garde to Erotica includes Hardcover Book with Dust-Jacket signed by Nico B + Attraction Poster + Tinto Brass Trailer DVD. Only few copies left!

Technical Specs

  • Hardcover Book
  • 252 Pages
  • Over 300 Color & B&W Images
  • Exclusive Attraction Poster
  • Exclusive Tinto Brass Trailer DVD
  • Signed by Nico B
  • Book dimensions 8.25 x 11 x 1 inches


“The newest release from Cult Epics’ growing book line is the gorgeous hardcover coffee-table book, The Films of Tinto Brass: From the Avant-Garde to Erotica. Clocking in at well over 200 pages, this new Nico B edited guide to the career of one of Italy’s most important and notorious filmmakers is a must for fans of Brass and esoteric art-lovers in general.” –

“It’s a very handsome coffee table book chock full of not just fantastic writing on each of the film but vibrant and titillating poster artworks, lobby cards and behind-the-scenes images that are a treasure trove of titillating treats for fans of the kinky cinema of Tinto Brass.” –

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