True to its title, George Kouvaros's new monograph, Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema, zooms in on the nearly two-dozen films and videos that Frank has directed or codirected, from the unclassifiable Me and My Brother (1969) and the home movie-esque Conversations in Vermont (1971) to the Rolling Stones documentary Cocksucker
Blues (1972, with Daniel Seymour) and the narrative feature Candy Mountain (1987, withRudy Wurlitzer).
outta you." "No offense," he offers, telling
See Zack Ford, Gay Man Was Harassed at Work for Being a 'Cocksucker
,' Court Says It Won't Do a Thing About It, THINKPROGRESS (Oct.
(Israel is coy about whether her own film will feature images from Frank's most infamous film, the 1972 concert tour doc "Cocksucker
Blues," which the Rolling Stones refused to let him release.
"He shouldn't been usin' langwidge that shocked the ladies." (32) In court, Hilda was called to the witness stand and promptly perjured herself, claiming that Christian had called her a "cocksucker
"--and the manager merely was defending her honor.
At the same time, a word like manyak with its independent Arabic (cocksucker
) and English (maniac) origins became totally confused in Hebrew speech and has been used in both senses, sometimes with the (inexplicable) force that the British "bloody" had 50 years ago and therefore not heard in polite society, and sometimes with far less sting for someone acting in a crazy or outrageous way.
(42) Peter Biskind "Sexual politics in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot: Tightass and cocksucker
," Jump Cut, 4 (1974): 5-6
One day while the family drives along the coast, Gilbert talks to his wife about wanting to read more books and of his recent encounter with a man who was writing a book on "sex facts about animals." Sugar does not listen to his parents because while they are conversing in the front seat of the car, he sits "in the backseat thinking about cocksuckers
." Disrupting his father's discussion once again with a question about queers, Sugar asks, "What if I wanted to grow up to be a cocksucker
?" (Music 132).
Wojtowicz narrates his version of the events, changing some details, (Sal was carrying grenades; the FBI remove Sal to a van where they shoot him in the stomach), and adding a great deal of colourful dialogue, some humour-ous, some threatening, some both, as in an exchange he has with a cop who calls him a lousy cocksucker
, to which Wojtowicz replies that he's not a lousy cocksucker
, he's a good cocksucker
& I am tuned to the frequency of your hard-on
about it." Doc looked up at me, smiled, and asked his
But the Stones were unique in attracting the attention of some of the most important avant-garde filmmakers of their time: Peter Whitehead, who made the band's first major film, Charlie Is My Darling (1965)--a restored and expanded version of which is being released this month--and Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967), was followed by Jean-Luc Godard (One Plus One [Sympathy for the Devil] [19681), Kenneth Anger (Invocation of My Demon Brother ), Albert and David Maysles (Gimme Shelter ), Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg (Performance ), and Robert Frank (Cocksucker