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For the first time Nicolas Winding Refn, writer, producer
and director of the PUSHER films, BRONSON, VALHALLA RISING,
DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES and THE NEON DEMON, trawls through
his unique collection of rare American film posters to
unfold ways the viewer validates and actualises the
presentation of key images into their own personal reality.
From the vintage visuals of SPIKED HEELS AND BLACK NYLONS,
OBSCENE HOUSE and ALICE IN ACIDLAND to THE TWISTED SEX,
TORTURE ME KISS ME and ZERO IN AND SCREAM â€“ to name just a
few of the tantalizing film titles showcased â€“ the
controversial Danish icon constructs a whole new way of
looking at the key artwork and shameless hyperbole thought
up in the back alley gutters of the exploitation industry.
The masterfully overblown promises and alluring tag-lines
were dubious attractions solely devised to persuade the
ravished sight to suppress the cool head of reason and tempt
it to sit in a dark auditorium to watch other peopleâ€™s lurid
lives shockingly unravel. Now the celebrated filmmaker makes
complicit voyeurs of us all by editing his exceptional
collection of little-seen and vivid front-of-house displays
into an extraordinary creation to match the observation
sensations explored in his own pioneering screen work.
With comprehensive historical context provided for each
poster and every production detail meticulously overseen by
Winding Refn himself, this book encapsulates everything he
has knows about eyewitness confrontation on a heart-felt
journey into the art and act of seeing. This lavish quarter
bound volume has unpredented production values including
silk covered boards and a cloth bound gold embossed
slipcase. Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing is the
first book from the new NWR imprint from FAB Press, a
collaboration with cinemaâ€™s most exciting contemporary
talent, Nicolas Winding Refn.
It is Nicolasâ€™s wish to produce books that focus on iconic
rebels in the entertainment industry, presenting to the
world high-end art books of the finest possible quality.
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