Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Pornodelic Pleasures Jess Franco Cinema
Published by Glitter Books
184p, color, softcover, 7"x10"
"An illustrated document of the films of Jess Franco, the European cult director best known for his lurid depictions of sex, obsession, and horror. His most notorious films include Exorcism, Female Vampire, Vampyros Lesbos, and Succubus, and feature many of Europe's leading sex stars, most notably Soledad Miranda, Lina Romay, and Alice Arno. With over 400 promotional photographs and posters, Including: more than 150 full-colour pages; an introductory essay on Franco's career and work; and a complete illustrated filmography listing around 200 films. In the continued absence of a comprehensive critical evaluation of Franco, "Pornodelic Pleasures" will hopefully serve as a brief but stimulating introduction to the bizarre world of one of cinema's most enduring and original visionaries."" will hopefully serve as a brief but stimulating introduction to the bizarre world of one of cinema's most enduring and original visionaries."